GNU Emacs could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by using the system C library function in its implementation of the ctags program by lib-src/etags.c. By using shell metacharacters in the name of a source-code file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS 3.0 Information
Privileges Required: None
User Interaction: None
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Confidentiality Impact: High
Integrity Impact: High
Availability Impact: High
Remediation Level: Official Fix
Refer to emacs GIT Repository for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
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