This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-09
(Mercurial: Directory traversal)
Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal vulnerabilty in the
applydiff() function in the mercurial/patch.py file.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2942