GLSA-201801-07 : GNU Emacs: Command injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105633

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-07 (GNU Emacs: Command injection)

A command injection flaw within the Emacs “enriched mode” handling has been discovered.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All GNU Emacs 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-23.4-r16:23' All GNU Emacs 24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-24.5-r4:24' All GNU Emacs 25.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-25.2-r1:25'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-07

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105633

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201801-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/08

Modified: 2018/03/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSSv3

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:gentoo:linux:emacs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/07

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14482

GLSA: 201801-07