ALAS-2017-856


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2017-856
Advisory Release Date: 2017-07-06 22:57 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2017-9462 

Issue Overview:

Python debugger accessible to authorized users:
A flaw was found in the way "hg serve --stdio" command in Mercurial handled command-line options. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the Mercurial server by using specially crafted command-line options. (CVE-2017-9462 )


Affected Packages:

mercurial


Issue Correction:
Run yum update mercurial to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    mercurial-python26-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.i686
    mercurial-debuginfo-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.i686
    mercurial-common-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.i686
    mercurial-python27-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.i686
    emacs-mercurial-el-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.i686
    emacs-mercurial-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.i686

src:
    mercurial-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    mercurial-python27-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.x86_64
    mercurial-python26-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.x86_64
    emacs-mercurial-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.x86_64
    mercurial-common-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.x86_64
    mercurial-debuginfo-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.x86_64
    emacs-mercurial-el-3.7.3-1.28.amzn1.x86_64