Ubuntu 7.10 : emacs22 vulnerability (USN-541-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28209
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDrake Wilson discovered that Emacs did not correctly handle the safe mode of 'enable-local-variables'. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file while 'enable-local-variables' was set to the non-default ':safe', a remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.