USN-3555-1: w3m vulnerabilities

01 February 2018

Several security issues were fixed in w3m.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-6196, CVE-2018-6197)

It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled temporary files.
An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.
(CVE-2018-6198)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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