GLSA-201402-11 : Links: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72411


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-11 (Links: Denial of Service)

An integer overflow vulnerability was found in the parsing of HTML tables in the Links web browser when running in graphical mode.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Links users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/links-2.8-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72411

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:links, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6050

BID: 64056

OSVDB: 100457

GLSA: 201402-11