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CVE-2007-6109 Detail

Current Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in emacs allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a large precision value in an integer format string specifier to the format function, as demonstrated via a certain "emacs -batch -eval" command line.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/07/2007
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/11/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability since no trust boundary is crossed. The user must voluntarily interact with the attack mechanism to exploit this flaw, with the result being the ability to run code as themselves.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200297
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00003.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-03.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:034
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_25_sr.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38904
https://usn.ubuntu.com/607-1/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:gnu:emacs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6109
NVD Published Date:
12/07/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2018