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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:42:11 -0500 (EST)
To: Kurt Seifried <>
cc: "" <>,
        Assign a CVE Identifier <>
Subject: Re: CVE request for emacs possibly

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Kurt Seifried wrote:

> From: Vincent Lefevre <>
> To:
> 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.

Use CVE-2014-9483.


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