Scientific Linux Security Update : w3m on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was discovered that w3m is affected by the previously published
'null prefix attack', caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters
in X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a
carefully-crafted certificate signed by a trusted Certificate
Authority, the attacker could use the certificate during a
man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse w3m into accepting it
by mistake. (CVE-2010-2074)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8fbb3a49

Solution :

Update the affected w3m and / or w3m-img packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60823 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2074