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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3570-1 (mercurial - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Blake Burkhart discovered an arbitrary code execution flaw in Mercurial, a distributed version control system, when using the convert extension on Git repositories with specially crafted names. This flaw in particular affects automated code conversion services that allow arbitrary repository names.

Affected Software

Affected Software

mercurial on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-2+deb8u3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.8.1-1. We recommend that you upgrade your mercurial packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)