Scientific Linux Security Update : mercurial on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A vulnerability was found in the way Mercurial handles
path auditing and caches the results. An attacker could
abuse a repository with a series of commits mixing
symlinks and regular files/directories to trick
Mercurial into writing outside of a given repository.

- A shell command injection flaw related to the handling
of 'ssh' URLs has been discovered in Mercurial. This can
be exploited to execute shell commands with the
privileges of the user running the Mercurial client, for
example, when performing a 'checkout' or 'update' action
on a sub- repository within a malicious repository or a
legitimate repository containing a malicious commit.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102676 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000115

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