Oracle Linux 7 : mercurial (ELSA-2017-2489)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102571


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2489 :

An update for mercurial is now available for 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 vulnerability was found in the way Mercurial handles path auditing and caches the results. An attacker could abuse a repository with a series of commits mixing symlinks and regular files/directories to trick Mercurial into writing outside of a given repository.

* A shell command injection flaw related to the handling of 'ssh' URLs has been discovered in Mercurial. This can be exploited to execute shell commands with the privileges of the user running the Mercurial client, for example, when performing a 'checkout' or 'update' action on a sub-repository within a malicious repository or a legitimate repository containing a malicious commit. (CVE-2017-1000116)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mercurial Security Team for reporting CVE-2017-1000115 and the Subversion Team for reporting CVE-2017-1000116.


Update the affected mercurial packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102571

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2489.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/18

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


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:oracle:linux:emacs-mercurial, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-mercurial-el, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mercurial, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mercurial-hgk, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/17

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 163120, 163196

RHSA: 2017:2489