Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : elinks vulnerability (USN-519-1)

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 :

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo discovered that if elinks makes a POST request
to an HTTPS URL through a proxy, information may be sent in clear-text
between elinks and the proxy. Attackers with access to the network
could steal sensitive information (such as passwords).

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 : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28124 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5034