RHEL 2.1 : semi (RHSA-2004:344)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated semi packages that fix vulnerabilities in flim temporary file
handling are now available.

The semi package includes a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used
by the wl mail package.

Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library
for working with Internet messages included in the semi package.
Temporary files were being created without taking adequate
precautions, and therefore a local user could potentially overwrite
files with the privileges of the user running emacs. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0422 to this issue.

Users of semi are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain
a backported patch fixing this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0422.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-500
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-344.html

Solution :

Update the affected semi and / or semi-xemacs packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14311 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0422