Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2014:118)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 74451


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


Updated emacs packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Steve Kemp discovered multiple temporary file handling issues in Emacs. A local attacker could use these flaws to perform symbolic link attacks against users running Emacs (CVE-2014-3421, CVE-2014-3422, CVE-2014-3423).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74451

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-118.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/11

Modified: 2014/06/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3421, CVE-2014-3422, CVE-2014-3423

BID: 67253

MDVSA: 2014:118