Amazon Linux AMI : emacs (ALAS-2017-912)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103825


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Command injection flaw within 'enriched mode' handling :

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)


Run 'yum update emacs' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103825

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-912.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/13

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-el, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/12

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14482

ALAS: 2017-912