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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-18

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-18
Posted Sep 25, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-18 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mercurial, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 4.3 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-1000115, CVE-2017-1000116, CVE-2017-9462
MD5 | 6d02a0446582a8ec15b99209a9eab5ec

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-18

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Severity: Normal
Title: Mercurial: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: September 24, 2017
Bugs: #621068, #627484
ID: 201709-18

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mercurial, the worst of
which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Mercurial is a distributed source control management system.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-vcs/mercurial < 4.3 >= 4.3

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mercurial. Please
review the referenced CVE identifiers 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.

Resolution
==========

All Mercurial users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-vcs/mercurial-4.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-1000115
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-1000115
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-1000116
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-1000116
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-9462
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-9462

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-18

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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