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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-6109

Stack-based buffer overflow in emacs allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a large precision value in an integer format string specifier to the format function, as demonstrated via a certain "emacs -batch -eval" command line.
Publish Date : 2007-12-07 Last Update Date : 2009-02-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability since no trust boundary is crossed. The user must voluntarily interact with the attack mechanism to exploit this flaw, with the result being the ability to run code as themselves.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-6109

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Emacs Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Emacs 1

- References For CVE-2007-6109

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00003.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:003
http://secunia.com/advisories/27965
SECUNIA 27965
http://secunia.com/advisories/28838
SECUNIA 28838
http://secunia.com/advisories/29420
SECUNIA 29420
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:034
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:034
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200297 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/27984
SECUNIA 27984
http://secunia.com/advisories/30109
SECUNIA 30109
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-03.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200712-03
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_25_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:025
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/38904
XF emacs-unspecified-bo(38904)
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-607-1
UBUNTU USN-607-1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-6109

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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