USN-3214-1: w3m vulnerabilities

02 March 2017

Several security issues were fixed in w3m.



  • w3m - WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support


A large number of security issues were discovered in the w3m browser. If a
user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could
exploit a variety of issues related to web browser security, including
cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service attacks, and arbitrary code

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.