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RHSA-2009:1471: elinks security update

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RHSA-2009:1471: elinks security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
09/14/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/14/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

ELinks is a text-based Web browser. ELinks does not display any images, butit does support frames, tables, and most other HTML tags.An off-by-one buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way ELinks handledits internal cache of string representations for HTML special entities. Aremote attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted HTML filethat would cause ELinks to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code whenrendered. (CVE-2008-7224)It was discovered that ELinks tried to load translation files usingrelative paths. A local attacker able to trick a victim into running ELinksin a folder containing specially-crafted translation files could use thisflaw to confuse the victim via incorrect translations, or cause ELinks tocrash and possibly execute arbitrary code via embedded formatting sequencesin translated messages. (CVE-2007-2027)All ELinks users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, whichcontains backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-elinks

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