Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1414-2 mercurial -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Jul 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-17458.
More information:

The fix for arbitrary code execution documented in CVE-2017-17458 was incomplete in the previous upload. A more exhaustive change was implemented upstream and completely disables non-Mercurial subrepositories unless users changed the subrepos.allowed setting.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-2+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your mercurial packages.

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