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USN-457-1: elinks vulnerability

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USN-457-1: elinks vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/13/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the add_filename_to_string function in intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c for Elinks 0.11.1 allows local users to cause Elinks to use an untrusted gettext message catalog (.po file) in a "../po" directory, which can be leveraged to conduct format string attacks.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-elinks

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