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USN-457-1: elinks vulnerability

7 May 2007

elinks vulnerability



Arnaud Giersch discovered that elinks incorrectly attempted to load
gettext catalogs from a relative path. If a user were tricked into
running elinks from a specific directory, a local attacker could execute
code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
  • elinks - 0.11.1-1.2ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.10
  • elinks - 0.11.1-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • elinks - 0.10.6-1ubuntu3.1

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