Scientific Linux Security Update : mercurial on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90854


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90854

File Name: sl_20160502_mercurial_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/03

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/02

Reference Information

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