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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3428-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3428-1
Posted Sep 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3428-1 - Charles A. Roelli discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled certain files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
MD5 | 0ad0f2d28e272eaec11afd8faea9d360

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3428-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3428-1
September 21, 2017

emacs25 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04

Summary:

Emacs could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- emacs25: GNU Emacs editor

Details:

Charles A. Roelli discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled certain
files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an
attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04:
A emacs25A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 25.1+1-3ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
A https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3428-1
A CVE-2017-14482

Package Information:
A https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/emacs25/25.1+1-3ubuntu4.1

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