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[PLSA 2008-41] Emacs: Malicious code execution
From: Pınar Yanardağ <pinar () pardus org tr>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 04:13:06 +0300

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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-41            security () pardus org tr
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       Date: 2008-09-06
   Severity: 2
       Type: Remote
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Summary
=======

Romain Francoise has found a security risk in a feature  of  GNU  Emacs
related to how Emacs interacts with Python.


Description
===========

The vulnerability may allow an attacker to run malicious  code  if  the
user runs the Emacs command `run-python' while the current directory is
world-writable, or if the user toggles `eldoc-mode' and visits a Python
source file in a world-writable directory.


Affected packages:

   Pardus 2008:
     emacs, all before 23.0.60_20080624-22-6
   Pardus 2007:
     emacs, all before 22.1-17-17


Resolution
==========

There are update(s) for emacs. You can update them via Package  Manager
or with a single command from console:

   Pardus 2008:
     pisi up emacs

   Pardus 2007:
     pisi up emacs


References
==========

   * http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=8128
   * http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-09/msg00215.html
   * http://www.opensubscriber.com/message/emacs-diffs () gnu org/9983157.html

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-- 
Pınar Yanardağ
Pardus Security Team
http://security.pardus.org.tr


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