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Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:17:02 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
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Subject: CVE request for emacs possibly

From: Vincent Lefevre <>
Subject: Re: emacs24: a left-click in Emacs sometimes modifies the
PRIMARY selection
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:58:55 +0100
Control: tags -1 security

On 2014-12-28 16:29:12 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Note: This bug occurs very often and is very annoying, as one needs
> to reselect what was selected (sometimes hardly possible). Moreover
> the wrongly pasted text is similar to the correct text[*], meaning
> that if one doesn't pay attention, one gets a file with permanently
> incorrect data!

Grrr... That's also a security problem. Due to this bug, a paste with
a middle click in a web browser can end up in pasting private data!
And Javascript can provide the pasted text to the web site immediately
(Facebook does that), before the user can notice the problem.

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Work: CR INRIA - computer arithmetic / AriC project (LIP, ENS-Lyon)

Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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