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[GLSA-200502-20] Emacs, XEmacs: Format string vulnerabilities in movemail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Emacs, XEmacs: Format string vulnerabilities in movemail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-20
(Emacs, XEmacs: Format string vulnerabilities in movemail)


Max Vozeler discovered that the movemail utility contains several
format string errors.

Impact

A possible hacker could set up a malicious POP server and entice a user
to connect to it using movemail, resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the victim user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0100


Solution:
All Emacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/emacs-21.4"
All XEmacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/xemacs-21.4.15-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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