GLSA-200701-27 : ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-27
(ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution)

Teemu Salmela discovered an error in the validation code of 'smb://'
URLs used by ELinks, the same issue as reported in GLSA 200612-16
concerning Links.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to browse to a specially crafted
'smb://' URL and execute arbitrary Samba commands, which would allow
the overwriting of arbitrary local files or the upload or download of
arbitrary files. This vulnerability can be exploited only if
'smbclient' is installed on the victim's computer, which is provided by
the 'samba' Gentoo package.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-27.xml

Solution :

All ELinks users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/elinks-0.11.2'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24312 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-27.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5925