Ubuntu 4.10 : emacs21 vulnerability (USN-76-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Max Vozeler discovered a format string vulnerability in the 'movemail'
utility of Emacs. By sending specially crafted packets, a malicious
POP3 server could cause a buffer overflow, which could have been
exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
and the 'mail' group (since 'movemail' is installed as 'setgid mail').

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20698 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0100