Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : elinks vulnerability (USN-519-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28124


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


Kalle Olavi Niemitalo discovered that if elinks makes a POST request to an HTTPS URL through a proxy, information may be sent in clear-text between elinks and the proxy. Attackers with access to the network could steal sensitive information (such as passwords).

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.


Update the affected elinks and / or elinks-lite packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28124

File Name: ubuntu_USN-519-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:elinks, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:elinks-lite, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5034

OSVDB: 39291

USN: 519-1

CWE: 200