Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3542-1 mercurial -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 05 Apr 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 819504.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-3068, CVE-2016-3069, CVE-2016-3630.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mercurial, a distributed version control system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:
Blake Burkhart discovered that Mercurial allows URLs for Git subrepositories that could result in arbitrary code execution on clone.
Blake Burkhart discovered that Mercurial allows arbitrary code execution when converting Git repositories with specially crafted names.
It was discovered that Mercurial does not properly perform bounds-checking in its binary delta decoder, which may be exploitable for remote code execution via clone, push or pull.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.2-4+deb7u2.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-2+deb8u2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.7.3-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your mercurial packages.