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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2142

Emacs 21 and XEmacs automatically load and execute .flc (fast lock) files that are associated with other files that are edited within Emacs, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Publish Date : 2008-05-12 Last Update Date : 2009-02-26
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2142 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20082142 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2142

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Emacs 21.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Xemacs Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Emacs 1
GNU Xemacs 1

- References For CVE-2008-2142

http://secunia.com/advisories/30303
SECUNIA 30303
http://secunia.com/advisories/30581
SECUNIA 30581
http://secunia.com/advisories/34004
SECUNIA 34004
http://secunia.com/advisories/30827
SECUNIA 30827
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-06.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200902-06
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/96903
http://tracker.xemacs.org/XEmacs/its/issue378
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0177 CONFIRM
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/1539/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1539
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/1540/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1540
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:153
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:153
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:154
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:154
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29176
BID 29176 GNU Emacs '.flc' File Processing Vulnerability Release Date:2009-02-23
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/492657/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080527 rPSA-2008-0177-1 emacs emacs-leim
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020019
SECTRACK 1020019
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/42362
XF xemacs-gnuemacs-flc-code-execution(42362)
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=221197 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2529 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-June/msg00736.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-5446
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-June/msg00782.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-5504
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-05/msg00645.html
MLIST [emacs-devel] 20080510 [mwelinder@bogus.example.com: Emacs security bug]
http://secunia.com/advisories/30216
SECUNIA 30216
http://secunia.com/advisories/30199
SECUNIA 30199
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:012

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2142

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


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