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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28055 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2027