Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : elinks (ELSA-2007-0933)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0933 :

An updated ELinks package that corrects a security vulnerability is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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 information disclosure flaw was found in the way ELinks passes
https POST data to a proxy server. POST data sent via a proxy to an
https site is not properly encrypted by ELinks, possibly allowing the
disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2007-5034)

All users of Elinks are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000349.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000351.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000350.html

Solution :

Update the affected elinks package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67576 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5034