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Secunia Security Advisory 26956

Secunia Security Advisory 26956
Posted Sep 25, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness has been reported in ELinks, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

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Secunia Security Advisory 26956

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TITLE:
ELinks Proxy CONNECT Weakness

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA26956

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/26956/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Exposure of sensitive information

WHERE:
>From local network

SOFTWARE:
ELinks 0.x
http://secunia.com/product/12623/

DESCRIPTION:
A weakness has been reported in ELinks, which can be exploited by
malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The content of POST requests sent to HTTPS webservers via a proxy is
sent unencrypted via the CONNECT command to the configured proxy.
This can be exploited to disclose the content of POST requests by
e.g. sniffing network traffic.

The weakness is reported in versions prior to 0.11.3.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 0.11.3.
http://www.elinks.cz/download.html

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Kalle Olavi Niemitalo

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://bugzilla.elinks.cz/show_bug.cgi?id=937

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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