(RHSA-2018:2097) Important: patch security update

ID RHSA-2018:2097
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-27T22:07:33


The patch program applies diff files to originals. The diff command is used to compare an original to a changed file. Diff lists the changes made to the file. A person who has the original file can then use the patch command with the diff file to add the changes to their original file (patching the file).

Security Fix(es):

  • patch: Malicious patch files cause ed to execute arbitrary commands (CVE-2018-1000156)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.