[USN-4086-1] Mercurial vulnerability
mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Tue Aug 6 16:31:52 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4086-1
August 06, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.04
Mercurial could be made to overwrite files.
- mercurial: easy-to-use, scalable distributed version control system
It was discovered that Mercurial mishandled symlinks in subrepositories. An
attacker could use this vulnerability to write arbitrary files to the
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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