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CVE-2008-3949 Detail

Current Description

emacs/lisp/progmodes/python.el in Emacs 22.1 and 22.2 imports Python script from the current working directory during editing of a Python file, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/22/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3949
Original release date:
09/22/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)

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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-09/msg00215.html External Source MLIST [emacs-devel] 20080905 Vulnerability in Emacs python integration
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:018
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-06.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200902-06
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:216 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:216
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31052 External Source BID 31052
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=424340 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=424340
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45021 External Source XF emacs-python-code-execution(45021)

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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