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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4297

Original release date: 09/27/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0276
External Source: XF
Name: mercurial-allowpull-info-disclosure(45229)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2604
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2753
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/WhatsNew#head-905b8adb3420a77d92617e06590055bd8952e02b
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:020
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080917 rPSA-2008-0276-1 mercurial mercurial-hgk
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080918 CVE Request (mercurial)
External Source: BID
Name: 31223

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
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* cpe:/a:mercurial:mercurial:1.0.1 and previous versions

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)