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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:231

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2003:231.

semi is a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used by the wl mail package.

A vulnerability in semi version 1.14.3 and earlier allows an attacker
to overwrite arbitrary files with potentially arbitrary contents using the
privileges of the user running Emacs and semi. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2003-0440
to this issue.

Users of semi are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain
a backported patch correcting this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0440
Debian Security Information: DSA-339 (Google Search)
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