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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:110

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:110.

Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text editor.

Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server,
an attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned
the name CVE-2005-0100 to this issue.

Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct 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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0100
BugTraq ID: 12462
Bugtraq: 20050207 [USN-76-1] Emacs vulnerability (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-670 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-671 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-685 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: xemacs-movemail-format-string(19246)
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