Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN76-1 : emacs21 vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

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

Cables, Connectors

Apacer-60GB SATA Flash Drive SSD - APS25AF4060G-DSM
$20.0
Apacer-60GB SATA Flash Drive SSD - APS25AF4060G-DSM picture2in1 SSD Hard Disk Drive Case M.2 to USB3.1 Type-A/C NVMe PCIE HDD Enclosure
$27.39
2in1 SSD Hard Disk Drive Case M.2 to USB3.1 Type-A/C NVMe PCIE HDD Enclosure picture18" SATA 3.0 Cable SATA3 III 6GB/s Right Angle Serial ATA SSD Hard Drive 1PCS
$1.91
18IronWolf 125 SSD 1TB NAS Internal Solid State Drive - 2.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s speeds
$113.99
IronWolf 125 SSD 1TB NAS Internal Solid State Drive - 2.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s speeds picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.