Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2015:117)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 82370


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, CVE-2014-3424).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 82370

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/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-leim, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-nox, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3421, CVE-2014-3422, CVE-2014-3423, CVE-2014-3424

MDVSA: 2015:117