USN-6003-1: Emacs vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6003-1
April 06, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Emacs could be made to run programs as your login if it received specially crafted input.
- emacs24: GNU Emacs editor
Xi Lu discovered that Emacs did not properly handle certain
inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
An Emacs security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ESM.