Virtuozzo 6 : emacs-mercurial / emacs-mercurial-el / mercurial / etc (VZLSA-2017-1576)

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Synopsis :

The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

Note that Tenable Network Security has attempted to extract the
preceding description block directly from the corresponding Red Hat
security advisory. Virtuozzo provides no description for VZLSA
advisories. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format
it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0a89b190
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-1576.html

Solution :

Update the affected emacs-mercurial / emacs-mercurial-el / mercurial / etc package.

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: Virtuozzo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101487 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9462

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