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1508788: CVE-2017-1000383 emacs: Ignores umask when creating a swap file
It was found that emacs applies the opened file read permissions to the swap file, overriding the process' umask. An attacker might search for vim swap files, that were not deleted properly, in order to retrieve sensible data.

Find out more about CVE-2017-1000383 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 5.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 emacs Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 emacs Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 emacs Will not fix

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