Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2013:076)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66090


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


Updated emacs packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Untrusted search path vulnerability in EDE in CEDET before 1.0.1, as used in GNU Emacs before 23.4 and other products, allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted Lisp expression in a Project.ede file in the directory, or a parent directory, of an opened file (CVE-2012-0035).

lisp/files.el in Emacs 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, and 24.1 automatically executes eval forms in local-variable sections when the enable-local-variables option is set to :safe, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary Emacs Lisp code via a crafted file (CVE-2012-3479).

Additionally a problem was fixed reading xz compressed files (mga#7759).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66090

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-076.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2014/01/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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-leim, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-nox, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0035, CVE-2012-3479

BID: 51354, 54969

MDVSA: 2013:076

MGASA: 2012-0261