Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : w3m vulnerabilities (USN-3555-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106581
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled temporary files. An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected w3m package.