Oracle Linux 4 : elinks (ELSA-2006-0742)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0742 :

An updated elinks package that corrects a security vulnerability is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Elinks is a text mode Web browser used from the command line that
supports rendering modern web pages.

An arbitrary file access flaw was found in the Elinks SMB protocol
handler. A malicious web page could have caused Elinks to read or
write files with the permissions of the user running Elinks.
(CVE-2006-5925)

All users of Elinks are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves this issue by removing support for the SMB protocol
from Elinks.

Note: this issue did not affect the Elinks package shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3, or the Links package shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-November/000021.html

Solution :

Update the affected elinks package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67426 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5925