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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-06
(w3m: Format string vulnerability)
w3m in -dump or -backend mode does not correctly handle printf() format
string specifiers in the Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 SSL
An attacker could entice a user to visit a malicious website that would
load a specially crafted X.509 SSL certificate containing '%n' or other
format string specifiers, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running w3m.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/w3m-0.5.1-r4'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 24204 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-06.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-6772