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CVE-2012-3479 Detail

Current Description

lisp/files.el in Emacs 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, and 24.1 automatically executes eval forms in local-variable sections when the enable-local-variables option is set to :safe, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary Emacs Lisp code via a crafted file.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=12155
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-10/msg00057.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2603
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:076
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/13/1 Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/13/2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54969
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027375
http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2012&m=slackware-security.420006
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1586-1

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:emacs:23.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:emacs:23.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:emacs:23.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:emacs:24.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-3479
NVD Published Date:
08/25/2012
NVD Last Modified:
12/13/2013