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Red Hat: Updated emacs packages fix security issue

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. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated emacs packages fix security issue
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:112-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-112.html
Issue date:        2005-02-10
Updated on:        2005-02-10
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0100
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1. Summary:

Updated Emacs packages that fix a string format issue are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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 (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0100 to this issue.

Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

146700 - CAN-2005-0100 Arbitrary code execution in *emacs*

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm
fba39e7105979086a856bc1523298219  emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm

i386:
d69a461fb714a8320df49cd0bc0a2948  emacs-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
81d716a2780da4bd70b2e9ff65a59e04  emacs-X11-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
e791e0b8b5d3fdb9302dba7cffd6600d  emacs-el-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
b3460f46f0aca2143b255e5664d0cbcf  emacs-leim-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
23a6cddea1a2d693da09ef6ce6a04cb4  emacs-nox-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
9907122cb87f25b145fc64d249e1f373  emacs-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
a5c29b47a726c3464cea29db223bf0a3  emacs-X11-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
b9bb6d89f90ca8c04621c1f4658a02e3  emacs-el-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
5f524f16502e44f00fbada64070ac220  emacs-leim-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
4d0fbe779bed8c187f3ffea7829e15f0  emacs-nox-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm
fba39e7105979086a856bc1523298219  emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm

ia64:
9907122cb87f25b145fc64d249e1f373  emacs-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
a5c29b47a726c3464cea29db223bf0a3  emacs-X11-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
b9bb6d89f90ca8c04621c1f4658a02e3  emacs-el-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
5f524f16502e44f00fbada64070ac220  emacs-leim-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm
4d0fbe779bed8c187f3ffea7829e15f0  emacs-nox-20.7-41.2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm
fba39e7105979086a856bc1523298219  emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm

i386:
d69a461fb714a8320df49cd0bc0a2948  emacs-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
81d716a2780da4bd70b2e9ff65a59e04  emacs-X11-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
e791e0b8b5d3fdb9302dba7cffd6600d  emacs-el-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
b3460f46f0aca2143b255e5664d0cbcf  emacs-leim-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
23a6cddea1a2d693da09ef6ce6a04cb4  emacs-nox-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm
fba39e7105979086a856bc1523298219  emacs-20.7-41.2.src.rpm

i386:
d69a461fb714a8320df49cd0bc0a2948  emacs-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
81d716a2780da4bd70b2e9ff65a59e04  emacs-X11-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
e791e0b8b5d3fdb9302dba7cffd6600d  emacs-el-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
b3460f46f0aca2143b255e5664d0cbcf  emacs-leim-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm
23a6cddea1a2d693da09ef6ce6a04cb4  emacs-nox-20.7-41.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm
38a1b0b661869980b73ea958a387330f  emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm

i386:
7c2da1fc15e4d71c90ed05fcaf7f2aff  emacs-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
e3288f21fab6feb6709c283e206f3b09  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
1cc586a20f047c0d5a3245bf2b4a9d12  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
3e09e53a65636ac4046db955d9b21e0a  emacs-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm
470539029a0dc531e2f0982015624231  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm
f26f3a45cecbb9faae945ba862cc3308  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
3074759a6d154377204e1b40119c1a34  emacs-21.3-4.1.ppc.rpm
d523a8d4b7248f5c9733cf56568ab32e  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.ppc.rpm
52a931ab8acae24e97b61808cf2155a0  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
3adbd2b469cb0f3a1806127d995aee61  emacs-21.3-4.1.s390.rpm
9660ccd43c5d52d61a67df0d3dee06aa  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.s390.rpm
93866792827d67299f54d1b5ec607275  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
0072da2a620ada0451182e160af05756  emacs-21.3-4.1.s390x.rpm
b56396b351324f8e5f196479bd767f0e  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.s390x.rpm
e499de9b21b997711499ba6d337ebbf0  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
c8f3808bce03e80e42a7882f3669046f  emacs-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
fc0c5e3f92832839fe21ff5907e2a64e  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
027a0799972d81241e5b04917c092678  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm
38a1b0b661869980b73ea958a387330f  emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm

i386:
7c2da1fc15e4d71c90ed05fcaf7f2aff  emacs-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
e3288f21fab6feb6709c283e206f3b09  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
1cc586a20f047c0d5a3245bf2b4a9d12  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
c8f3808bce03e80e42a7882f3669046f  emacs-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
fc0c5e3f92832839fe21ff5907e2a64e  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
027a0799972d81241e5b04917c092678  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm
38a1b0b661869980b73ea958a387330f  emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm

i386:
7c2da1fc15e4d71c90ed05fcaf7f2aff  emacs-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
e3288f21fab6feb6709c283e206f3b09  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
1cc586a20f047c0d5a3245bf2b4a9d12  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
3e09e53a65636ac4046db955d9b21e0a  emacs-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm
470539029a0dc531e2f0982015624231  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm
f26f3a45cecbb9faae945ba862cc3308  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
c8f3808bce03e80e42a7882f3669046f  emacs-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
fc0c5e3f92832839fe21ff5907e2a64e  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
027a0799972d81241e5b04917c092678  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm
38a1b0b661869980b73ea958a387330f  emacs-21.3-4.1.src.rpm

i386:
7c2da1fc15e4d71c90ed05fcaf7f2aff  emacs-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
e3288f21fab6feb6709c283e206f3b09  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm
1cc586a20f047c0d5a3245bf2b4a9d12  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
3e09e53a65636ac4046db955d9b21e0a  emacs-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm
470539029a0dc531e2f0982015624231  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm
f26f3a45cecbb9faae945ba862cc3308  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
c8f3808bce03e80e42a7882f3669046f  emacs-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
fc0c5e3f92832839fe21ff5907e2a64e  emacs-el-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm
027a0799972d81241e5b04917c092678  emacs-leim-21.3-4.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0100

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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