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

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 :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28209 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5795