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Slackware: 2012-228-02: emacs: Security Update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New emacs packages are available for Slackware 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  emacs (SSA:2012-228-02)

New emacs packages are available for Slackware 13.1, 13.37, and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/emacs-23.3-i486-2_slack13.37.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to fix a security flaw in the file-local variables code.
  When the Emacs user option `enable-local-variables' is set to `:safe'
  (the default value is t), Emacs should automatically refuse to evaluate
  `eval' forms in file-local variable sections.  Due to the bug, Emacs
  instead automatically evaluates such `eval' forms.  Thus, if the user
  changes the value of `enable-local-variables' to `:safe', visiting a
  malicious file can cause automatic execution of arbitrary Emacs Lisp
  code with the permissions of the user.  Bug discovered by Paul Ling.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.1 package:
3fc088a80cee2997e5d2a2623c7a6fad  emacs-23.2-i486-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
648a8d3ba5dc27c72db682c6df11f2b9  emacs-23.2-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
6a1687460997d6bf783b84d4f0e28bf0  emacs-23.3-i486-2_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
e9666c12921b5a2a2a18a6dac4a47cd0  emacs-23.3-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
a10860f88686b2e5d162cde4c5a7bd35  e/emacs-24.1-i486-6.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
b2dbf220f1ea9a38538e468a0b576d4c  e/emacs-24.1-x86_64-6.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg emacs-23.3-i486-2_slack13.37.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team
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