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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
Description Last Modified:  06/21/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=408929
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1316
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:133
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_19_sr.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24570
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018277
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-504-1
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1490

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2833
NVD Published Date:
06/21/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008