GLSA-200807-09 : Mercurial: Directory traversal

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-09
(Mercurial: Directory traversal)

Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in the
applydiff() function in the mercurial/ file.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to import a specially crafted
patch, possibly resulting in the renaming of arbitrary files, even
outside the repository.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Mercurial users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/mercurial-1.0.1-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33509 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2942