Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : mercurial (ELSA-2017-1576)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1576 :

An update for mercurial is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mercurial is a fast, lightweight source control management system
designed for efficient handling of very large distributed projects.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the way 'hg serve --stdio' command in Mercurial
handled command-line options. A remote, authenticated attacker could
use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the Mercurial server by
using specially crafted command-line options. (CVE-2017-9462)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-June/006998.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-June/006999.html

Solution :

Update the affected mercurial packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101076 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9462

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