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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-14482: Security patch for emacs (ALAS-2017-912)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-14482: Security patch for emacs (ALAS-2017-912)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/14/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/13/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

GNU Emacs before 25.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via email with crafted "Content-Type: text/enriched" data containing an x-display XML element that specifies execution of shell commands, related to an unsafe text/enriched extension in lisp/textmodes/enriched.el, and unsafe Gnus support for enriched and richtext inline MIME objects in lisp/gnus/mm-view.el. In particular, an Emacs user can be instantly compromised by reading a crafted email message (or Usenet news article).

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-emacs

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-emacs

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