Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Teemu Salmela discovered that Elinks did not properly validate input
when processing smb:// URLs. If a user were tricked into viewing a
malicious website and had smbclient installed, a remote attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
Jakub Wilk discovered a logic error in Elinks, leading to a buffer
overflow. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a
remote attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash,
or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2008-7224).
Update the affected elinks and / or elinks-lite packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8