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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      Last Modified:  12/07/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6109
Original release date:
12/07/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200297 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200297
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00003.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:003
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200712-03
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:034 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:034
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_25_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:025
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-607-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-607-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38904 External Source XF emacs-unspecified-bo(38904)

Technical Details

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