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USN76-1 : emacs21 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
emacs21 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- emacs21
- emacs21-bin-common
- emacs21-common
- emacs21-el
- emacs21-nox

Description :

Max Vozeler discovered a format string vulnerability in the "movemail"
utility of Emacs. By sending specially crafted packets, a malicious
POP3 server could cause a buffer overflow, which could have been
exploited to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
and the "mail" group (since "movemail" is installed as "setgid mail").

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- emacs21-21.3+1-5ubuntu4.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- emacs21-bin-common-21.3+1-5ubuntu4.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- emacs21-common-21.3+1-5ubuntu4.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- emacs21-el-21.3+1-5ubuntu4.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- emacs21-nox-21.3+1-5ubuntu4.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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