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Debian: Security update for Emacs

Paul Ling discovered that Emacs insufficiently restricted the evaluation of Lisp code if enable-local-variables is set to “safe”.

Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2603-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 09, 2013                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : emacs23
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-3479

Paul Ling discovered that Emacs insufficiently restricted the evaluation 
of Lisp code if enable-local-variables is set to "safe".

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 23.2+1-7+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 23.4+1-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 23.4+1-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your emacs23 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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