Emacs email helper symlink
|emacs-emailhelper-symlink (57457)||Medium Risk|
Emacs could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The email helper creates temporary files insecurely. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a temporary file to various files on the system, which could allow the attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with elevated privileges.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 578267: CVE-2010-0825 emacs, xemacs: Race condition by moving message from user's inbox into user's Rmail file [NEEDINFO].
- BID-39039: GNU Emacs Email Helper Insecure File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-0825: lib-src/movemail.c in movemail in emacs 22 and 23 allows local users to read, modify, or delete arbitrary mailbox files via a symlink attack, related to improper file-permission checks.
- MDVSA-2010:083: emacs
- OSVDB ID: 63430: emacs lib-src/movemail.c Symlink Local Privilege Escalation
- USN-919-1: Emacs vulnerability
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
- GNU emacs 23.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
- Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
- Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2009.0
- Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2009.1
- Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2010
- Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
Mar 30, 2010
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