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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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).

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 :

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