CentOS 6 / 7 : mercurial (CESA-2017:1576)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101091


The remote CentOS 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 mercurial packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101091

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-1576.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/29

Updated: 2019/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-9462

CVSS v2.0

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:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:emacs-mercurial, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:emacs-mercurial-el, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mercurial, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mercurial-hgk, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mercurial Custom hg-ssh Wrapper Remote Code Exec)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9462

RHSA: 2017:1576