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<title>Emacs, XEmacs: Format string vulnerabilities in movemail</title>
<synopsis>
The movemail utility shipped with Emacs and XEmacs contains several format
string vulnerabilities, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary
code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Emacs</product>
<announced>February 15, 2005</announced>
<revised>July 23, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>79686</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-editors/emacs" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">21.4</unaffected>
<unaffected range="lt">19</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">21.4</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="app-editors/xemacs" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">21.4.15-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">21.4.15-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
GNU Emacs and XEmacs are highly extensible and customizable text
editors. movemail is an Emacs utility that can fetch mail on remote
mail servers.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Max Vozeler discovered that the movemail utility contains several
format string errors.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could set up a malicious POP server and entice a user to
connect to it using movemail, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the victim user.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Emacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-editors/emacs-21.4&quot;</code>
<p>
All XEmacs users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-editors/xemacs-21.4.15-r3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0100">CAN-2005-0100</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:36:27 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:06:08 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:06:17 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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