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rPSA-2008-0211-1 mercurial mercurial-hgk
From: rPath Update Announcements <announce-noreply () rpath com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 08:57:26 -0400

rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0211-1
Published: 2008-07-03
Products:
    rPath Linux 2

Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
    Indirect User Deterministic Unauthorized Access
Updated Versions:
    mercurial=conary.rpath.com () rpl:2/1.0.1-1-0.1
    mercurial-hgk=conary.rpath.com () rpl:2/1.0.1-1-0.1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2633

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2942

Description:
    Previous versions of the mercurial package are vulnerable to an
    Unauthorized Access attack in which maliciously crafted patches may
    overwrite arbitrary local files, including files located outside
    mercurial repositories.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0211

Copyright 2008 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html

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