w3m: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-08

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in w3m, the worst of which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-client/w3m on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.5.3-r9
Unaffected versions >= 0.5.3-r9

Background

w3m is a text based WWW browser.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in w3m. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition via a maliciously crafted HTML file.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/w3m-0.5.3-r9"
 

References

Release Date
January 01, 2017

Latest Revision
January 01, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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