GLSA-200701-27 : ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 24312
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-27 (ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution)
Teemu Salmela discovered an error in the validation code of 'smb://' URLs used by ELinks, the same issue as reported in GLSA 200612-16 concerning Links.
A remote attacker could entice a user to browse to a specially crafted 'smb://' URL and execute arbitrary Samba commands, which would allow the overwriting of arbitrary local files or the upload or download of arbitrary files. This vulnerability can be exploited only if 'smbclient' is installed on the victim's computer, which is provided by the 'samba' Gentoo package.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ELinks users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/elinks-0.11.2'