Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : w3m vulnerabilities (USN-399-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A format string vulnerability was discovered in w3m. If a user were
tricked into visiting an HTTPS URL protected by a specially crafted
SSL certificate, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected w3m and / or w3m-img packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27987 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6772