[SECURITY] Fedora 13 Update: patch-2.6.1-8.fc13

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-02-10 20:46:47

Name        : patch
Product     : Fedora 13
Version     : 2.6.1
Release     : 8.fc13
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/patch/patch.html
Summary     : Utility for modifying/upgrading files
Description :
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).

Patch should be installed because it is a common way of upgrading

Update Information:

Applied fix so that malicious patches cannot create files above the current directory (CVE-2010-4651).

* Thu Feb 10 2011 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 2.6.1-8
- Incorporate upstream fix for CVE-2010-4651 patch so that a target
  name given on the command line is not validated (bug #667529).
* Tue Feb  8 2011 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 2.6.1-7
- Applied upstream patch to fix CVE-2010-4651 so that malicious
  patches cannot create files above the current directory
  (bug #667529).
* Tue Jan  4 2011 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 2.6.1-5
- Use smp_mflags correctly (bug #665770).
* Mon Aug 16 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 2.6.1-4
- Another fix for the selinux patch (bug #618215).
* Fri Aug  6 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 2.6.1-3
- Fixed interpretation of return value from getfilecon().
- Fixed argument type for --get (bug #553624).
* Wed Mar 10 2010 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us>
- using -fstack-projector causes weirdness on 32 bit sparc so disabling for now
* Wed Mar  3 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 2.6.1-2
- Added comments for all patches.
- Ship COPYING file.
- Removed sparc ifdefs in spec file.

  [ 1 ] Bug #667529 - CVE-2010-4651 patch: directory traversal flaw allows for arbitrary file creation

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update patch' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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