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RHSA-2005-110: emacs Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the emacs packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated Emacs packages that fix a string format issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team
Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text editor.
Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server,
a possible hacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2005-0100 to this issue.
Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-110.html
Threat Level: High
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