Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : elinks (ELSA-2013-0250)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68729


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0250 :

An updated elinks package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

ELinks is a text-based web browser. ELinks does not display any images, but it does support frames, tables, and most other HTML tags.

It was found that ELinks performed client credentials delegation during the client-to-server GSS security mechanisms negotiation. A rogue server could use this flaw to obtain the client's credentials and impersonate that client to other servers that are using GSSAPI.

This issue was discovered by Marko Myllynen of Red Hat.

All ELinks users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve the issue.


Update the affected elinks package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68729

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0250.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:elinks, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4545

BID: 57065

OSVDB: 88810

RHSA: 2013:0250