GLSA-201403-05 : GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201403-05
(GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Emacs:
When &lsquo
global-ede-mode&rsquo
is enabled, EDE in Emacs automatically
loads a Project.ede file from the project directory (CVE-2012-0035).
When &lsquo
enable-local-variables&rsquo
&rsquo
is set to &lsquo
:safe&rsquo
, Emacs
automatically processes eval forms (CVE-2012-3479).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201403-05.xml

Solution :

All GNU Emacs 24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-24.1-r1'
All GNU Emacs 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-23.4-r4'

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: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73127 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51354
54969

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