GLSA-201403-05 : GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 73127
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201403-05 (GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Emacs:
When ‘global-ede-mode’ is enabled, EDE in Emacs automatically loads a Project.ede file from the project directory (CVE-2012-0035).
When ‘enable-local-variables’’ is set to ‘:safe’, Emacs automatically processes eval forms (CVE-2012-3479).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU Emacs 24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-24.1-r1' All GNU Emacs 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/emacs-23.4-r4'