Debian Security Advisory DSA 3975-1 (emacs25 - security update)

Published: 2017-09-14 22:00:00
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:
emacs25 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 25.1+1-4+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your emacs25 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:

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3975.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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