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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-08

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-08
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-8 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in w3m, the worst of which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 0.5.3-r9 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-9422, CVE-2016-9423, CVE-2016-9424, CVE-2016-9425, CVE-2016-9426, CVE-2016-9428, CVE-2016-9429, CVE-2016-9430, CVE-2016-9431, CVE-2016-9432, CVE-2016-9433, CVE-2016-9434, CVE-2016-9435, CVE-2016-9436, CVE-2016-9437, CVE-2016-9438, CVE-2016-9439, CVE-2016-9440, CVE-2016-9441, CVE-2016-9442, CVE-2016-9443
SHA-256 | ab42121f3faa3dd8f5fdbac20fb4d611e4fa602d54b9a7396379e880034c0f03

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-08

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Severity: Normal
Title: w3m: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 01, 2017
Bugs: #579312, #600176
ID: 201701-08

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in w3m, the worst of which
could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

w3m is a text based WWW browser.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/w3m < 0.5.3-r9 >= 0.5.3-r9

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in w3m. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or cause a Denial of Service condition via a maliciously
crafted HTML file.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/w3m-0.5.3-r9"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-9422
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9422
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-9423
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9423
[ 3 ] CVE-2016-9424
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9424
[ 4 ] CVE-2016-9425
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9425
[ 5 ] CVE-2016-9426
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9426
[ 6 ] CVE-2016-9428
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9428
[ 7 ] CVE-2016-9429
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9429
[ 8 ] CVE-2016-9430
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9430
[ 9 ] CVE-2016-9431
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9431
[ 10 ] CVE-2016-9432
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9432
[ 11 ] CVE-2016-9433
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9433
[ 12 ] CVE-2016-9434
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9434
[ 13 ] CVE-2016-9435
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9435
[ 14 ] CVE-2016-9436
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9436
[ 15 ] CVE-2016-9437
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9437
[ 16 ] CVE-2016-9438
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9438
[ 17 ] CVE-2016-9439
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9439
[ 18 ] CVE-2016-9440
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9440
[ 19 ] CVE-2016-9441
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9441
[ 20 ] CVE-2016-9442
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9442
[ 21 ] CVE-2016-9443
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-9443

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-08

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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