Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2008:096)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Steve Grubb found that the vcdiff script in Emacs create temporary
files insecurely when used with SCCS. A local user could exploit a
race condition to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the
user invoking the program (CVE-2008-1694).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36539 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-096.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1694

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