CVE-2017-14482

Published: 14 September 2017

GNU Emacs before 25.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via email with crafted "Content-Type: text/enriched" data containing an x-display XML element that specifies execution of shell commands, related to an unsafe text/enriched extension in lisp/textmodes/enriched.el, and unsafe Gnus support for enriched and richtext inline MIME objects in lisp/gnus/mm-view.el. In particular, an Emacs user can be instantly compromised by reading a crafted email message (or Usenet news article).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
emacs23
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needed)
emacs24
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (24.5+1-6ubuntu1.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [24.3+1-2ubuntu1.1])
emacs25
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (25.2+1-6)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(25.2+1-6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist