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CVE-2007-2833 Detail

Description

Emacs 21 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via certain crafted images, as demonstrated via a GIF image in vm mode, related to image size calculation.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/21/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2833
Original release date:
06/21/2007
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/26/2007)

Red Hat does not consider a user-assisted crash of a user application such as Emacs to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=408929 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=408929
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1316 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1316
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:133 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:133
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_19_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:019
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24570 External Source BID 24570
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018277 External Source SECTRACK 1018277
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-504-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-504-1
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1490 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1490

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