Scientific Linux Security Update : mercurial on SL7.x x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?92b452c6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90854 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3068
CVE-2016-3069

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