Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : emacs22, emacs23 vulnerability (USN-919-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the email helper in Emacs did not
correctly check file permissions. A local attacker could perform a
symlink race to read or append to another user's mailbox if it was
stored under a group-writable group-'mail' directory.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45377 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0825