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[slackware-security] emacs (SSA:2024-084-01)

Posted on 24 March 2024
Slackware Security

[slackware-security] emacs (SSA:2024-084-01)

New emacs packages are available for Slackware 15.0 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/emacs-29.3-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
GNU Emacs through 28.2 allows attackers to execute commands via shell
metacharacters in the name of a source-code file, because lib-src/etags.c
uses the system C library function in its implementation of the ctags
program. For example, a victim may use the "ctags *" command (suggested in
the ctags documentation) in a situation where the current working directory
has contents that depend on untrusted input.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 package:
8bc1c8849d6487b3edd7ddec5d006cc6 emacs-29.3-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
4849c24a9f196f58e67fcb01da4d124e emacs-29.3-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
a056d1a49f5570b1d598f1c5ebc14077 e/emacs-29.3-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
67ae9819b6728f52705f3a8c56f2d150 e/emacs-29.3-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg emacs-29.3-i586-1_slack15.0.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team