October 21, 2009

Ubuntu Security Notice 851-1: Elinks vulnerabilities

Article Source Ubuntu Security Notices
October 21, 2009, 12:39 pm

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. (CVE-2006-5925)

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)...

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