Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1101-1] emacs23 security update)

Published: 2018-02-06 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
emacs23 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 23.4+1-4+deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your emacs23 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Charles A. Roelli discovered that Emacs is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution when rendering text/enriched MIME data (e.g. when using Emacs-based mail clients).

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14482

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/09/msg00018.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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