Public Date:
1545046: CVE-2018-6951 patch: NULL pointer dereference in pch.c:intuit_diff_type() causes a crash
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way patch processed patch files. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash patch by tricking it into processing crafted patches.

Find out more about CVE-2018-6951 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 patch Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 patch Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 patch Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 patch Not affected
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