CVE-2017-1000116

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2017-08-10
CWE:
CWE-20
Bugzilla:
1479915: CVE-2017-1000116 mercurial: command injection on clients through malicious ssh URLs
A shell command injection flaw related to the handling of "ssh" URLs has been discovered in Mercurial. This can be exploited to execute shell commands with the privileges of the user running the Mercurial client, for example, when performing a "checkout" or "update" action on a sub-repository within a malicious repository or a legitimate repository containing a malicious commit.

Find out more about CVE-2017-1000116 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (mercurial) RHSA-2017:2489 2017-08-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mercurial Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Subversion Team for reporting this issue.

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