openSUSE Security Update : mercurial (openSUSE-2017-941)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102560


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for mercurial fixes the following issues :

Mercurial was updated to 4.2.3, a security fix update for

- CVE-2017-1000115: Incomplete symlink auditing allowed writing to files outside of the repository (boo#1053344)

- CVE-2017-1000116: Client-side code execution via argument injection in SSH URLs (boo#1052696)


Update the affected mercurial packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102560

File Name: openSUSE-2017-941.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/18

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mercurial, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mercurial-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mercurial-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mercurial-lang, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000115, CVE-2017-1000116