SuSE 10 Security Update : Emacs (ZYPP Patch Number 5297)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41503


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Xemacs automatically loaded fast-lock files which allowed local attackers to execute arbitrary code as the user editing the associated files. (CVE-2008-2142)


Apply ZYPP patch number 5297.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41503

File Name: suse_emacs-5297.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2142