Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : elinks vulnerabilities (USN-851-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

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
program. (CVE-2006-5925)

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).

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42208 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5925
CVE-2008-7224