CVE-2023-2491

NameCVE-2023-2491
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Emacs text editor. Processing a specially crafted org-mode code with the "org-babel-execute:latex" function in ob-latex.el can result in arbitrary command execution. This CVE exists because of a CVE-2023-28617 security regression for the emacs package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
emacs (PTS)buster1:26.1+1-3.2+deb10u2fixed
buster (security)1:26.1+1-3.2+deb10u5fixed
bullseye1:27.1+1-3.1+deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:27.1+1-3.1+deb11u2fixed
bookworm1:28.2+1-15fixed
sid, trixie1:29.3+1-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
emacssource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- emacs <not-affected> (Red Hat specific security regression from CVE-2023-28617 patches)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2192873

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