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USN-519-1: elinks vulnerability

25 September 2007

elinks vulnerability




Kalle Olavi Niemitalo discovered that if elinks makes a POST request
to an HTTPS URL through a proxy, information may be sent in clear-text
between elinks and the proxy. Attackers with access to the network
could steal sensitive information (such as passwords).

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

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