Oracle Linux 7 : emacs (ELSA-2017-2771)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2771 :

An update for emacs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

GNU Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting text editor.
It provides special code editing features, a scripting language
(elisp), and the capability to read e-mail and news.

Security Fix(es) :

* A command injection flaw within the Emacs 'enriched mode' handling
has been discovered. By tricking an unsuspecting user into opening a
specially crafted file using Emacs, a remote attacker could exploit
this flaw to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the
Emacs user. (CVE-2017-14482)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-September/007210.html

Solution :

Update the affected emacs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103347 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-14482

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