GLSA-201403-05 : GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201403-05
(GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Emacs:
When ‘global-ede-mode’ is enabled, EDE in Emacs automatically
loads a Project.ede file from the project directory (CVE-2012-0035).
When ‘enable-local-variables’’ is set to ‘:safe’, Emacs
automatically processes eval forms (CVE-2012-3479).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GNU Emacs 24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-24.1-r1'
All GNU Emacs 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-23.4-r4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73127 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51354

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0035

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