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Security update for Emacs

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(Last modified: 15FEB2005)


solutions Security update for Emacs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0cd5d8a76b46afad242580fe52647c73)

Applies to

Package: emacs
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9872
Release: 20050215
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using Emacs should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Format string bugs in helper application movemail which can be used to execute
arbitrary code.
This has been assigned the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-0100.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh emacs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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