Descriptionlisp/gnus/gnus-fun.el in GNU Emacs 24.3 and earlier allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/gnus.face.ppm temporary file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs747100

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
emacs23 (PTS)wheezy23.4+1-4vulnerable
wheezy (security)23.4+1-4+deb7u1vulnerable
emacs24 (PTS)jessie (security), jessie24.4+1-5+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch24.5+1-11+deb9u1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[wheezy] - emacs23 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - emacs23 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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