Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3427-1
21st September, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Emacs could be made to run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
– GNU Emacs editor
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.