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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:56:59 +0200
From: Robert Buchholz <>
Cc: Ludwig Nussel <>,
Subject: Re: CVE Request (mercurial)

On Monday 29 September 2008, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> Josh Bressers wrote:
> > Looks like there's one more flaw in Mercurial we missed:
> >
> >adb3420a77d92617e06590055bd8952e02b
> >
> > * hgweb: fix "allowpull" permission being ignored when pulling from
> > hgweb
> Did anyone assign a CVE number for this issue yet?
> cu
> Ludwig

Yes, only recently:

CVE-2008-4297 (
  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"


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