Oracle Linux 8 : emacs (ELSA-2023-1930)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174678


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2023-1930 advisory.

- org-babel-execute:latex in ob-latex.el in Org Mode through 9.6.1 for GNU Emacs allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a file name or directory name that contains shell metacharacters. (CVE-2023-28617)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 174678

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-1930.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2023

Updated: 9/18/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28617


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-lucid, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-nox, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-terminal

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/19/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28617