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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
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 :
Update the affected emacs packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true