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emacs -- movemail format string vulnerability


Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail utility of Emacs. They can be exploited when connecting to a malicious POP server and can allow an attacker can execute arbitrary code under the privileges of the user running Emacs.



portaudit: emacs -- movemail format string vulnerability

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