exploit the possibilities
Home Files News &[SERVICES_TAB]About Contact Add New

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201403-05

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201403-05
Posted Mar 20, 2014
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201403-5 - Two vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Emacs, possibly leading to user-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 24.1-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-0035, CVE-2012-3479
SHA-256 | fcc71b90de871eaffab6688a5962d6a9a3a70a8af03b82173b7f3b5e9b07ba7f

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201403-05

Change Mirror Download
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201403-05
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: Normal
Title: GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 20, 2014
Bugs: #398239, #431178
ID: 201403-05

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

Two vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Emacs, possibly leading to
user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

GNU Emacs is a highly extensible and customizable text editor.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-editors/emacs < 24.1-r1 < 23.2
*>= 23.4-r4
>= 24.1-r1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Emacs:

* When 'global-ede-mode' is enabled, EDE in Emacs automatically loads a
Project.ede file from the project directory (CVE-2012-0035).
* When 'enable-local-variables'' is set to ':safe', Emacs automatically
processes eval forms (CVE-2012-3479).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges
of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GNU Emacs 24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/emacs-24.1-r1"

All GNU Emacs 23.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/emacs-23.4-r4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0035
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0035
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-3479
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3479

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201403-05.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
Login or Register to add favorites

File Archive:

April 2024

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Apr 1st
    10 Files
  • 2
    Apr 2nd
    26 Files
  • 3
    Apr 3rd
    40 Files
  • 4
    Apr 4th
    6 Files
  • 5
    Apr 5th
    26 Files
  • 6
    Apr 6th
    0 Files
  • 7
    Apr 7th
    0 Files
  • 8
    Apr 8th
    22 Files
  • 9
    Apr 9th
    14 Files
  • 10
    Apr 10th
    10 Files
  • 11
    Apr 11th
    13 Files
  • 12
    Apr 12th
    14 Files
  • 13
    Apr 13th
    0 Files
  • 14
    Apr 14th
    0 Files
  • 15
    Apr 15th
    30 Files
  • 16
    Apr 16th
    10 Files
  • 17
    Apr 17th
    22 Files
  • 18
    Apr 18th
    45 Files
  • 19
    Apr 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Apr 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Apr 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Apr 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Apr 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Apr 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Apr 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Apr 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Apr 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Apr 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Apr 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Apr 30th
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2022 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close