Fedora 11 : xemacs-21.5.29-2.fc11 (2009-8993)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40865


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes multiple buffer overflows when reading large image files, or maliciously created image files whose headers misrepresent the actual image size. The update also addresses multiple font issues, some of which cause warnings on startup. Some warnings remain, however, unless an ISO8859-13 fonts (e.g., terminus) is installed.
Also note that some warnings remain on Rawhide pending a resolution for bz 507637.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected xemacs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40865

File Name: fedora_2009-8993.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/04

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xemacs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2688

FEDORA: 2009-8993

CWE: 189