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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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 packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true