Oracle Linux 7 : emacs (ELSA-2017-2771)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103347


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2771 :

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)


Update the affected emacs packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103347

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2771.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/20

Modified: 2018/03/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-el, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-nox, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-terminal, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/19

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14482

OSVDB: 165174

RHSA: 2017:2771