USN-3427-1: Emacs vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3427-1

21st September, 2017

emacs24 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Emacs could be made to run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • emacs24
    – GNU Emacs editor

Details

Charles A. Roelli discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled certain
files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an
attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package version:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
emacs24

24.5+1-6ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
emacs24

24.3+1-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-14482


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3427-1: Emacs vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3427-1: Emacs vulnerability.

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