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OS X security update 2008-002 for Emacs (CVE-2007-6109)

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OS X security update 2008-002 for Emacs (CVE-2007-6109)

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/07/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/16/2011
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in emacs allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a large precision value in an integer format string specifier to the format function, as demonstrated via a certain "emacs -batch -eval" command line.

Solution(s)

  • apple-osx-security-update-2008-002

References

  • apple-osx-security-update-2008-002

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