Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2013:076)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated emacs packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Untrusted search path vulnerability in EDE in CEDET before 1.0.1, as
used in GNU Emacs before 23.4 and other products, allows local users
to gain privileges via a crafted Lisp expression in a Project.ede file
in the directory, or a parent directory, of an opened file
(CVE-2012-0035).

lisp/files.el in Emacs 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, and 24.1 automatically
executes eval forms in local-variable sections when the
enable-local-variables option is set to :safe, which allows
user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary Emacs Lisp code
via a crafted file (CVE-2012-3479).

Additionally a problem was fixed reading xz compressed files
(mga#7759).

See also :

https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7759

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66090 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51354
54969

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0035
CVE-2012-3479

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