FreeBSD : emacs -- movemail format string vulnerability (3e3c860d-7dae-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18910


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail utility of Emacs. They can be exploited when connecting to a malicious POP server and can allow an attacker can execute arbitrary code under the privileges of the user running Emacs.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18910

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3e3c860d7dae11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:emacs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:hanemacs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:movemail, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mule-common, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xemacs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xemacs-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xemacs-devel-21.5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xemacs-devel-mule, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xemacs-mule, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-emacs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-xemacs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-xemacs-mule, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0100

BID: 12462