Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : emacs21 vulnerability (USN-504-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Hendrik Tews discovered that emacs21 did not correctly handle certain
GIF images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted GIF, a
remote attacker could cause emacs21 to crash, resulting in a denial of

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28108 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2833