RHEL 6 / 7 : mercurial (RHSA-2017:1576)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101077


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101077

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-1576.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/28

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:emacs-mercurial, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:emacs-mercurial-el, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mercurial, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mercurial-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mercurial-hgk, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9462

OSVDB: 156800

RHSA: 2017:1576