Executive Summary

Name CVE-2008-3949 First vendor Publication 2008-09-22
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2017-08-08

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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emacs/lisp/progmodes/python.el in Emacs 22.1 and 22.2 imports Python script from the current working directory during editing of a Python file, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3949

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-94 Failure to Control Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-04-09 Name : Mandriva Update for emacs MDVSA-2008:216 (emacs)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2008_216.nasl
2009-03-02 Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200902-06 (emacs edit-utils)
File : nvt/glsa_200902_06.nasl
2008-11-19 Name : FreeBSD Ports: emacs
File : nvt/freebsd_emacs.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
49558 Emacs Python Path Handling Weakness Script Import Arbitrary Code Execution

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2009-07-21 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_emacs-080912.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-04-23 Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2008-216.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-02-24 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200902-06.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-11-11 Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
File : freebsd_pkg_66657bd5ac9211ddb541001f3b19d541.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-09-16 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_emacs-5597.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31052
CONFIRM https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=424340
GENTOO http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200902-06.xml
MANDRIVA http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:216
MLIST http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-09/msg00215.html
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/31982
SUSE http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45021

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