Ubuntu 7.10 : emacs22 vulnerability (USN-541-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Drake Wilson discovered that Emacs did not correctly handle the safe
mode of 'enable-local-variables'. If a user were tricked into opening
a specially crafted file while 'enable-local-variables' was set to the
non-default ':safe', a remote attacker could execute arbitrary
commands with the user's privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28209 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5795