CVE-2007-5795 Detail

Current Description

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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=449008
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197958
http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/emacs/emacs/lisp/files.el?r1=1.896.2.28&r2=1.896.2.29
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-03.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:034
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26327
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-541-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3715
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38263
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-November/msg00524.html

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5795
NVD Published Date:
11/02/2007
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017
Source:
MITRE