Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : elinks vulnerability (USN-519-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28124
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionKalle 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected elinks and / or elinks-lite packages.