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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2942

Original release date: 06/30/2008
Last revised: 11/26/2012


Directory traversal vulnerability in patch.py in Mercurial 1.0.1 allows user-assisted attackers to modify arbitrary files via ".." (dot dot) sequences in a patch file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080701 Re: CVE id request mercurial:Insufficient input validation
External Source: XF
Name: mercurial-patch-directory-traversal(43551)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0211
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080630 CVE id request mercurial:Insufficient input validation
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080703 rPSA-2008-0211-1 mercurial mercurial-hgk
External Source: BID
Name: 30072
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2633
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200807-09
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:015
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.selenic.com/hg/rev/87c704ac92d4

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