Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2008:216)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37477


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was found in how Emacs would import python scripts from the current working directory during the editing of a python file. This could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code via a trojan python file (CVE-2008-3949).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37477

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-216.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-el, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-gtk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-leim, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-nox, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3949

MDVSA: 2008:216

CWE: 94