SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : w3m (SAT Patch Numbers 2560 / 2563)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50965


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


w3m does not handle embedded NUL characters in the common name and in subject alternative names of X.509 certificates (CVE-2010-2074). This update fixes the issue and also turns on verification of x509 certificates by default which was not the case before.


Apply SAT patch number 2560 / 2563 as appropriate.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50965

File Name: suse_11_w3m-100616.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/02

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:w3m, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2074