Oracle Linux 7 : mercurial (ELSA-2016-0706)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0706 :

An update for mercurial is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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) :

* It was discovered that Mercurial failed to properly check Git
sub-repository URLs. A Mercurial repository that includes a Git
sub-repository with a specially crafted URL could cause Mercurial to
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3068)

* It was discovered that the Mercurial convert extension failed to
sanitize special characters in Git repository names. A Git repository
with a specially crafted name could cause Mercurial to execute
arbitrary code when the Git repository was converted to a Mercurial
repository. (CVE-2016-3069)

Red Hat would like to thank Blake Burkhart for reporting these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected mercurial packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90850 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3068

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