Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : elinks vulnerability (USN-457-1)

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 :

Arnaud Giersch discovered that elinks incorrectly attempted to load
gettext catalogs from a relative path. If a user were tricked into
running elinks from a specific directory, a local attacker could
execute code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected elinks and / or elinks-lite packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28055 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2027