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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2142

Original release date: 05/12/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Emacs 21 and XEmacs automatically load and execute .flc (fast lock) files that are associated with other files that are edited within Emacs, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0177
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200902-06
External Source: BID
Name: 29176
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-5446
External Source: XF
Name: xemacs-gnuemacs-flc-code-execution(42362)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:154
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:012
External Source: MISC
Name: http://tracker.xemacs.org/XEmacs/its/issue378
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1540
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:153
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-5504
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020019
External Source: MLIST
Name: [emacs-devel] 20080510 [mwelinder@bogus.example.com: Emacs security bug]
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1539
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2529
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=221197
External Source: MISC
Name: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/96903
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080527 rPSA-2008-0177-1 emacs emacs-leim

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