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Gentoo: 201403-05 GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Two vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Emacs, possibly leading to user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201403-05
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: GNU Emacs: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: March 20, 2014
     Bugs: #398239, #431178
       ID: 201403-05

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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
 
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