Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : w3m vulnerabilities (USN-3214-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A large number of security issues were discovered in the w3m browser.
If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote
attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web browser
security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service
attacks, and arbitrary code execution.

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 w3m package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true