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USN-541-1: Emacs vulnerability

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USN-541-1: Emacs vulnerability

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/02/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The hack-local-variables function in Emacs before 22.2, when enable-local-variables is set to :safe, does not properly search lists of unsafe or risky variables, which might allow user-assisted attackers to bypass intended restrictions and modify critical program variables via a file containing a Local variables declaration.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-emacs22

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