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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:038: emacs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the emacs package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:038 (emacs).



Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail
utility in Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server, a possible hacker can
execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs.

The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:038
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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