RHEL 4 : emacs (RHSA-2005:110)

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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 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team

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-2005-110.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: 17189 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0100