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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      Last Modified:  09/14/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-14482
Original release date:
09/14/2017
Last revised:
01/08/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 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 (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
2.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
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 Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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

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