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Mandriva: Updated emacs packages fix Lisp vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Emacs 21.2 does not prompt or warn the user before executing Lisp code in the local variables section of a text file, which allows user-complicit attackers to execute arbitrary commands, as demonstrated using the mode-name variable.
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2005:208
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Package : emacs
 Date    : November 9, 2005
 Affected: Corporate 2.1
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Problem Description:
 
 Emacs 21.2 does not prompt or warn the user before executing Lisp code
 in the local variables section of a text file, which allows user-
 complicit attackers to execute arbitrary commands, as demonstrated
 using the mode-name variable.
 
 The packages have been updated to version 21.3 to correct the problem.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:
 
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-1232
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Updated Packages:
 
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 48dc24e034b8091dcf425692e3063313  corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 2719f8131f4d22cb331e1d9139a5469a  corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-el-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 72083c11973082f333e77ab8517ef39d  corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-leim-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 c08f09ad0fc94583508edd3ba2706743  corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-nox-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 6e6c749452b93361b17270ec94a55f4a  corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-X11-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 6a8ed9e75840c8af8c5e498daaa04167  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/X86_64:
 63f47c94136bff5fd82f4486dbef173d  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 ea4d960602af4c4f1e7a3899aacbfc38  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-el-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 9406e42241f55358662ca7c11afbfbe5  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-leim-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 37436bb462c3680e88faf06a8fb71dd7  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-nox-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 963f81f300e17c4b72999e146be5f772  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/emacs-X11-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 6a8ed9e75840c8af8c5e498daaa04167  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-1.1.C21mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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