Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : elinks vulnerabilities (USN-851-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 42208
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTeemu Salmela discovered that Elinks did not properly validate input when processing smb:// URLs. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website and had smbclient installed, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2006-5925)
Jakub Wilk discovered a logic error in Elinks, leading to a buffer overflow. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-7224).
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SolutionUpdate the affected elinks and / or elinks-lite packages.