Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2008:034)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The hack-local-variable function in Emacs 22 prior to version 22.2,
when enable-local-variables is set to ':safe', did not properly search
lists of unsafe or risky variables, which could allow user-assisted
attackers to bypass intended restrictions and modify critical program
variables via a file containing a Local variables declaration
(CVE-2007-5795; only affects Mandriva Linux 2008.0).

A stack-based buffer overflow in emacs could allow user-assisted
attackers to cause an application crash or possibly have other
unspecified impacts via a large precision value in an integer format
string specifier to the format function (CVE-2007-6109).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36420 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-034.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5795

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