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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
Description Last Modified:  09/14/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

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:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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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

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-14482
NVD Published Date:
09/14/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/08/2018