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CVE-2007-5795 Detail


The hack-local-variables function in Emacs before 22.2, when enable-local-variables is set to :safe, does not properly search lists of unsafe or risky variables, which might allow user-assisted attackers to bypass intended restrictions and modify critical program variables via a file containing a Local variables declaration.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/02/2007

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Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/09/2007)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of Emacs as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200712-03 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:034 External Source BID 26327 External Source UBUNTU USN-541-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3715 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924 External Source XF emacs-hacklocalvariables-security-bypass(38263) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3056

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