GLSA-200502-20 : Emacs, XEmacs: Format string vulnerabilities in movemail

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-20
(Emacs, XEmacs: Format string vulnerabilities in movemail)

Max Vozeler discovered that the movemail utility contains several
format string errors.

Impact :

An attacker could set up a malicious POP server and entice a user to
connect to it using movemail, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the victim user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-20.xml

Solution :

All Emacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-21.4'
All XEmacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/xemacs-21.4.15-r3'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16471 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0100