Virtuozzo 7 : emacs / emacs-common / emacs-el / emacs-filesystem / etc (VZLSA-2017-2771)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119225


The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.


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)

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.


Update the affected emacs / emacs-common / emacs-el / emacs-filesystem / etc package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119225

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZLSA-2017-2771.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/27

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/20

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14482