Virtuozzo 7 : emacs / emacs-common / emacs-el / emacs-filesystem / etc (VZLSA-2017-2771)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119225
SynopsisThe remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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)
Note that Tenable Network Security has attempted to extract the preceding description block directly from the corresponding Red Hat security advisory. Virtuozzo provides no description for VZLSA advisories. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected emacs / emacs-common / emacs-el / emacs-filesystem / etc package.