GLSA-201701-08 : w3m: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96239


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-08 (w3m: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in w3m. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition via a maliciously crafted HTML file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/w3m-0.5.3-r9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96239

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:w3m, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9422, CVE-2016-9423, CVE-2016-9424, CVE-2016-9425, CVE-2016-9426, CVE-2016-9428, CVE-2016-9429, CVE-2016-9430, CVE-2016-9431, CVE-2016-9432, CVE-2016-9433, CVE-2016-9434, CVE-2016-9435, CVE-2016-9436, CVE-2016-9437, CVE-2016-9438, CVE-2016-9439, CVE-2016-9440, CVE-2016-9441, CVE-2016-9442, CVE-2016-9443

GLSA: 201701-08