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Elinks vulnerabilities
Elinks vulnerabilities
Elinks vulnerabilities

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==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-851-1           October 21, 2009
elinks vulnerabilities
CVE-2006-5925, CVE-2008-7224
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
  elinks                          0.10.6-1ubuntu3.4
  elinks-lite                     0.10.6-1ubuntu3.4

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Elinks to effect
the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Teemu Salmela discovered that Elinks did not properly validate input when
processing smb:// URLs. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
website and had smbclient installed, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Jakub Wilk discovered a logic error in Elinks, leading to a buffer
overflow. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote
attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2008-7224)

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

  Source archives: 
      Size/MD5:    32513 2337a42ab88b259360509ca287a7fdb4 
      Size/MD5:      746 35c7278a815709ad6049c98eff1e21f9 
      Size/MD5:  3651428 0243203b9e54cf0cf002fca31244ce79

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon): 
      Size/MD5:   907150 31ade5835f45e514e0c0b1a7dd86cc17 
      Size/MD5:   732642 b8581260f7a96f74a4658367c4589948

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD): 
      Size/MD5:   845652 030f2fa6d5e6345322ff9e721a8e6150 
      Size/MD5:   683282 433e35cea4c997bab0363c0bdb1b327b

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5): 
      Size/MD5:   890200 16446dc0b839fc78d335df36fe7515bb 
      Size/MD5:   721242 4e90bc3c72980c0337f5c05a8eb62d69

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC): 
      Size/MD5:   862772 740ae50cb4c3d0f3ca5ee4c8cf94861d 
      Size/MD5:   697860 eb467ca12766aed2c5e7c1da96a3ccff

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