Debian: DSA-3542-1: mercurial security update

    Date05 Apr 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mercurial, a distributed version control system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3542-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    April 05, 2016                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mercurial
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-3068 CVE-2016-3069 CVE-2016-3630
    Debian Bug     : 819504
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mercurial, a distributed
    version control system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following issues:
    
    CVE-2016-3068
    
        Blake Burkhart discovered that Mercurial allows URLs for Git
        subrepositories that could result in arbitrary code execution on
        clone.
    
    CVE-2016-3069
    
        Blake Burkhart discovered that Mercurial allows arbitrary code
        execution when converting Git repositories with specially
        crafted names.
    
    CVE-2016-3630
    
        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.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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