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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.

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


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 patch Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 patch Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 patch Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 patch Will not fix