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RHSA-2005-112: emacs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the emacs packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated Emacs packages that fix a string format issue are now available.

Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text editor.

Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server, an
attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0100 to this issue.

Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-112.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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