Debian Linux 4.0 Emacs denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Debian Linux 4.0 (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Emacs. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 01/29/2007. The weakness was shared 06/21/2007 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2007-2833 since 05/24/2007. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1499 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 143 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 25582 (Debian DSA-1316-1 : emacs21 - denial of service), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (35143), SecurityTracker (ID 1018277), Vulnerability Center (SBV-15506) and Tenable (25582).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 25582
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1316-1 : emacs21 - denial of service
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OpenVAS ID: 830214
OpenVAS Name: Zoho ManageEngine Support Center Plus Multiple Fields XSS Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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CVE: CVE-2007-2833 (🔍)

X-Force: 35143
SecurityTracker: 1018277
Vulnerability Center: 15506 - Emacs 21 Vulnerability Allows User-Assisted Remote Attacker to Cause DoS, Medium
SecurityFocus: 24570 - GNU Emacs Image Processing Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 26987
OSVDB: 37512 - GNU - Emacs - Image Processing - Remote Denial of Service Issue


Created: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM
Updated: 07/21/2019 09:59 AM
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