Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : emacs23 vulnerabilities (USN-1586-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Hiroshi Oota discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled search paths.
If a user were tricked into opening a file with Emacs, a local
attacker could execute arbitrary Lisp code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-0035)

Paul Ling discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled certain eval forms
in local-variable sections. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file with Emacs, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary Lisp code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2012-3479).

Solution :

Update the affected emacs23 and / or emacs23-common packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62365 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51354
54969

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0035
CVE-2012-3479