Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : w3m vulnerabilities (USN-3214-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97522


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


A large number of security issues were discovered in the w3m browser.
If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web browser security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service attacks, and arbitrary code execution.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected w3m package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97522

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3214-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/03

Modified: 2017/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:w3m, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/02

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, CVE-2016-9622, CVE-2016-9623, CVE-2016-9624, CVE-2016-9625, CVE-2016-9626, CVE-2016-9627, CVE-2016-9628, CVE-2016-9629, CVE-2016-9630, CVE-2016-9631, CVE-2016-9632, CVE-2016-9633

OSVDB: 147564, 147565, 147566, 147567, 147573, 147577, 147578, 147579, 147580, 147581, 147582, 147583, 147584, 147585, 147586, 147587, 147589, 147590, 147591, 147592, 147593, 147782, 147783, 147784, 147785

USN: 3214-1