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Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2017-14482: Vulnerability in GNU Emacs

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Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2017-14482: Vulnerability in GNU Emacs

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/14/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/30/2017
Modified
01/19/2021

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)

  • oracle-solaris-11-3-upgrade-value-editor-gnu-emacs-24-3-0-175-3-25-0-2-0

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