Scientific Linux Security Update : emacs on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103353


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


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 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103353

File Name: sl_20170919_emacs_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/20

Modified: 2018/03/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, 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