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RHSA-2005-112: 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.
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, an
attacker 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-2005-112.html
Threat Level: High
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