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USN-399-1: w3m vulnerabilities

3 January 2007

w3m vulnerabilities



A format string vulnerability was discovered in w3m. If a user were
tricked into visiting an HTTPS URL protected by a specially crafted SSL
certificate, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • w3m - 0.5.1-4ubuntu2.6.10
Ubuntu 6.06
  • w3m - 0.5.1-4ubuntu2.6.06
Ubuntu 5.10
  • w3m - 0.5.1-3ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.