ESB-2017.2403.2 - UPDATE [Ubuntu] emacs: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2017-09-22

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                              ESB-2017.2403.2
                            Emacs vulnerability
                             22 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           emacs
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-14482  

Reference:         ESB-2017.2352

Original Bulletin: 
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3427-1/
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3428-1/

Comment: This bulletin contains two (2) Ubuntu security advisories.

Revision History:  September 22 2017: Added Operating System.
                   September 22 2017: Initial Release

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USN-3427-1: Emacs vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3427-1

21st September, 2017

emacs24 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Emacs could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially 
crafted file.

Software description

emacs24 - GNU Emacs editor

Details

Charles A. Roelli discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled certain

files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an

attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
version:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

emacs24 24.5+1-6ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

emacs24 24.3+1-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-14482

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USN-3428-1: Emacs vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3428-1

21st September, 2017

emacs25 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

Ubuntu 17.04

Summary

Emacs could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially 
crafted file.

Software description

emacs25 - GNU Emacs editor

Details

Charles A. Roelli discovered that Emacs incorrectly handled certain

files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file (e.g., 
email

messages in gnus), an attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary 
code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
version:

Ubuntu 17.04:

emacs25 25.1+1-3ubuntu4.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-14482

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