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CVE-2017-14482 Detail

Current Description

GNU Emacs before 25.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via email with crafted "Content-Type: text/enriched" data containing an x-display XML element that specifies execution of shell commands, related to an unsafe text/enriched extension in lisp/textmodes/enriched.el, and unsafe Gnus support for enriched and richtext inline MIME objects in lisp/gnus/mm-view.el. In particular, an Emacs user can be instantly compromised by reading a crafted email message (or Usenet news article).

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3975
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/09/11/1 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2771
https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=28350 Issue Tracking Mailing List Patch Vendor Advisory
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/commit/?h=emacs-25&id=9ad0fcc54442a9a01d41be19880250783426db70 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-07
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3970 Third Party Advisory
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/index.html#Releases Release Notes Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:emacs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
25.2

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-14482
NVD Published Date:
09/14/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019