GLSA-201612-19 : Mercurial: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 95605


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-19 (Mercurial: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mercurial. Please review the CVE identifier and bug reports referenced 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-3.8.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95605

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/07

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 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: 2016/12/07

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Malicious Git and Mercurial HTTP Server For CVE-2014-9390)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9390, CVE-2014-9462, CVE-2016-3068, CVE-2016-3069, CVE-2016-3105, CVE-2016-3630

GLSA: 201612-19