GLSA-201709-18 : Mercurial: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 103446

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-18 (Mercurial: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mercurial. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Mercurial users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/mercurial-4.3'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-18

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103446

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-18.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/25

Updated: 2019/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:gentoo:linux:mercurial, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000115, CVE-2017-1000116, CVE-2017-9462

GLSA: 201709-18