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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2833

Emacs 21 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via certain crafted images, as demonstrated via a GIF image in vm mode, related to image size calculation.
Publish Date : 2007-06-21 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider a user-assisted crash of a user application such as Emacs to be a security issue.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-2833 unix
DSA-1316-1 emacs21 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18511 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-2833

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Amd64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 M68k Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Ia-64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 S-390 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Ia-32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Powerpc Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Hppa Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Mipsel Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 ARM Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Mips Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Emacs 21 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 12
GNU Emacs 1

- References For CVE-2007-2833
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:019
SECTRACK 1018277
BID 24570 GNU Emacs Image Processing Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-10-01

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2833

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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