[Python-apps-team] mercurial stable update for CVE-2008-4297

Nico Golde nion at debian.org
Mon Oct 6 11:36:53 UTC 2008

the following CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id was
published for mercurial some time ago.

| Mercurial before 1.0.2 does not enforce the allowpull permission
| setting for a pull operation from hgweb, which allows remote attackers
| to read arbitrary files from a repository via an "hg pull" request.

Unfortunately the vulnerability described above is not important enough
to get it fixed via regular security update in Debian stable. It does
not warrant a DSA.

This is Debian bug #500781.

However it would be nice if this could get fixed via a regular point update[1].
Please contact the release team for this.

This is an automatically generated mail, in case you are already working on an
upgrade this is of course pointless.

For further information:
[0] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4297
[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/pkgs.html#upload-stable

Kind regards

Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion at jabber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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