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MDKSA-2005:038: emacs Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the emacs package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:038 (emacs).
Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail
utility in Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server, a possible hacker can
execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs.
The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:038
Threat Level: High
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