|Bugzilla:||667529: CVE-2010-4651 patch: directory traversal flaw allows for arbitrary file creation|
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.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
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