Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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
Update the affected emacs23 and / or emacs23-common packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false