openSUSE 10 Security Update : w3m (w3m-2433)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27475


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A format string problem in w3m -dump / -backend mode could be used by a malicious server to crash w3m or execute code. (CVE-2006-6772)


Update the affected w3m package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27475

File Name: suse_w3m-2433.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:w3m, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6772

CWE: 134