Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5314-1 emacs -- security update

Date Reported:
11 Jan 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1025009.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-45939.
More information:

It was discovered that missing input sanitising in the ctags functionality of Emacs may result in the execution of arbitrary shell commands.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 1:27.1+1-3.1+deb11u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your emacs packages.

For the detailed security status of emacs please refer to its security tracker page at: