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[DSA670] DSA-670-1 emacs20 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs, the well-known editor. Via connecting to a
malicious POP server a possible hacker can execute arbitrary code under the
rights of group mail.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain an Emacs20 package
We recommend that you upgrade your emacs packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-670
Threat Level: High
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