Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2010:083)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45588


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in emacs :

lib-src/movemail.c in movemail in emacs 22 and 23 allows local users to read, modify, or delete arbitrary mailbox files via a symlink attack, related to improper file-permission checks (CVE-2010-0825).

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program for those products.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45588

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/21

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

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:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0825

MDVSA: 2010:083