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CVE-2008-2142

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Overview

Emacs 21 and XEmacs automatically load and execute .flc (fast lock) files that are associated with other files that are edited within Emacs, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200902-6
Posted Feb 23, 2009
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200902-06 - Two vulnerabilities were found in GNU Emacs, possibly leading to user-assisted execution of arbitrary code. One also affects edit-utils in XEmacs. Morten Welinder reports about GNU Emacs and edit-utils in XEmacs: By shipping a .flc accompanying a source file (.c for example) and setting font-lock-support-mode to fast-lock-mode in the source file through local variables, any Lisp code in the .flc file is executed without warning (CVE-2008-2142). Versions less than 22.2-r3 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2008-2142, CVE-2008-3949
SHA-256 | 17c8574bea50c15bdbfc0e4b347a4c54008d41f1d8b905d89aa9b3117651a5ff
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-154
Posted Jul 23, 2008
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory - A vulnerability in xemacs was found where an attacker could provide a group of files containing local variable definitions and arbitrary Lisp code to be executed when one of the provided files is opened by xemacs. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-2142
SHA-256 | 4f2b86980c8b8649e554d4d774dcb3460ffe1043f38da62b62114074a8c90c01
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-153
Posted Jul 23, 2008
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory - A vulnerability in emacs was found where an attacker could provide a group of files containing local variable definitions and arbitrary Lisp code to be executed when one of the provided files is opened by emacs. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-2142
SHA-256 | 40560bc23082187698d3b92addfc7ab5888597b4f0874ed4f353f8ae0421fd12
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