Slackware 10.1 / current : emacs movemail POP utility (SSA:2005-201-02)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New emacs packages are available for Slackware 10.1 and -current to a
security issue with the movemail utility for retrieving mail from a
POP mail server. If used to connect to a malicious POP server, it is
possible for the server to cause the execution of arbitrary code as
the user running emacs.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?168341ea

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19851 ()

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