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RHSA-2005:112: emacs security update

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RHSA-2005:112: emacs security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/07/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated Emacs packages that fix a string format issue are now available.

Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text editor. Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail utility of Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server, an attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0100 to this issue. Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-emacs
  • redhat-upgrade-emacs-el
  • redhat-upgrade-emacs-leim
  • redhat-upgrade-emacs-nox
  • redhat-upgrade-emacs-x11

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