Oracle Linux 7 : mercurial (ELSA-2016-0706)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90850


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0706 :

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) :

* It was discovered that Mercurial failed to properly check Git sub-repository URLs. A Mercurial repository that includes a Git sub-repository with a specially crafted URL could cause Mercurial to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3068)

* It was discovered that the Mercurial convert extension failed to sanitize special characters in Git repository names. A Git repository with a specially crafted name could cause Mercurial to execute arbitrary code when the Git repository was converted to a Mercurial repository. (CVE-2016-3069)

Red Hat would like to thank Blake Burkhart for reporting these issues.


Update the affected mercurial packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90850

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0706.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/03

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3068, CVE-2016-3069

OSVDB: 136451, 136452

RHSA: 2016:0706