Upstream information

CVE-2007-6109 at MITRE


Stack-based buffer overflow in emacs allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a large precision value in an integer format string specifier to the format function, as demonstrated via a certain "emacs -batch -eval" command line.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having critical severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 10
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 342158 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
  • emacs >= 21.3-224.12
  • emacs-el >= 21.3-224.12
  • emacs-info >= 21.3-224.12
  • emacs-nox >= 21.3-224.12
  • emacs-x11 >= 21.3-224.12