GLSA-201709-18 : Mercurial: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 103446


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103446

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/25

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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


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:gentoo:linux:mercurial, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/24

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201709-18