emacs/lisp/progmodes/python.el in Emacs 22.1 and 22.2 imports Python script from the current working directory during editing of a Python file, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file.
Published 2008-09-22 18:52:13
Updated 2017-08-08 01:32:17
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-3949

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-3949

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-3949

  • The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-3949

  • Red Hat 2017-08-07
    Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the emacs package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

Products affected by CVE-2008-3949

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