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CVE-2010-4651

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-12-30
Bugzilla: 667529: CVE-2010-4651 patch: directory traversal flaw allows for arbitrary file creation

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Directory traversal vulnerability in util.c in GNU patch 2.6.1 and earlier allows user-assisted remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a filename that is specified with a .. (dot dot) or full pathname, a related issue to CVE-2010-1679.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4651 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 2.1
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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