SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : mercurial (SUSE-SU-2018:1998-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 120055



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for mercurial fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2018-13346: Fix mpatch_apply function in mpatch.c that incorrectly proceeds in cases where the fragment start is past the end of the original data (bsc#1100354).

- CVE-2018-13347: Fix mpatch.c that mishandles integer addition and subtraction (bsc#1100355).

- CVE-2018-13348: Fix the mpatch_decode function in mpatch.c that mishandles certain situations where there should be at least 12 bytes remaining after thecurrent position in the patch data (bsc#1100353).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2018-1355=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 120055

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1998-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2019

Updated: 3/20/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mercurial, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mercurial-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mercurial-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/19/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13346, CVE-2018-13347, CVE-2018-13348