CEDET: Privilege escalation — GLSA 201401-31

A vulnerability in CEDET could result in privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

app-emacs/cedet on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.1

Background

CEDET is a Collection of Emacs Development Environment Tools written with the end goal of creating an advanced development environment in Emacs.

Description

An untrusted search path vulnerability was discovered in CEDET.

Impact

A local attacker could escalate his privileges via a specially crafted Lisp expression in a Project.ede file in the directory or a parent directory of an opened file.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CEDET users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emacs/cedet-1.0.1"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since February 01, 2012. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
January 27, 2014

Latest Revision
January 27, 2014: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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