GLSA-201701-08 : w3m: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-08
(w3m: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in w3m. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or cause a Denial of Service condition via a maliciously
crafted HTML file.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-08

Solution :

All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/w3m-0.5.3-r9'

Risk factor :

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

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