Scientific Linux Security Update : elinks on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60673
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionCVE-2007-2027 elinks tries to load .po files from a non-absolute path
CVE-2008-7224 elinks: entity_cache static array buffer overflow (off-by-one)
An off-by-one buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way ELinks handled its internal cache of string representations for HTML special entities. A remote attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted HTML file that would cause ELinks to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when rendered. (CVE-2008-7224)
It was discovered that ELinks tried to load translation files using relative paths. A local attacker able to trick a victim into running ELinks in a folder containing specially crafted translation files could use this flaw to confuse the victim via incorrect translations, or cause ELinks to crash and possibly execute arbitrary code via embedded formatting sequences in translated messages. (CVE-2007-2027)
SolutionUpdate the affected elinks package.