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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:21:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request mercurial:Insufficient input

Out of curiosity, what attack scenarios exist for this issue?  If an
attacker has control over the patch already, then code execution on the
system already seems likely.  Or is the impact mostly limited to "compile
farms" and limited-access user accounts?

- Steve

Name: CVE-2008-2942
Status: Candidate
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20080630 CVE id request mercurial:Insufficient input validation
Reference: URL:

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

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