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

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 :

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).

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28124 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5034