RHEL 4 : elinks (RHSA-2006:0742)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated elinks package that corrects a security vulnerability is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Elinks is a text mode Web browser used from the command line that
supports rendering modern web pages.

An arbitrary file access flaw was found in the Elinks SMB protocol
handler. A malicious web page could have caused Elinks to read or
write files with the permissions of the user running Elinks.
(CVE-2006-5925)

All users of Elinks are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves this issue by removing support for the SMB protocol
from Elinks.

Note: this issue did not affect the Elinks package shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3, or the Links package shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-5925.html
http://marc.info/?&m=116355556512780
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0742.html

Solution :

Update the affected elinks package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23684 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5925