RHSA-2005:112 - Security Advisory
emacs security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated Emacs packages that fix a string format issue are now available.
Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text editor.
Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server, an
attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0100 to this issue.
Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3 ppc
- BZ - 146700 - CAN-2005-0100 Arbitrary code execution in *emacs*
This erratum does not contain any packages.