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

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.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90854 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3068

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now