RHEL 2.1 / 3 : emacs (RHSA-2005:112)

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Synopsis :

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

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 CVE-2005-0100 to this issue.

Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0100.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-112.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16368 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0100