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    Debian: w3m mutliple vulnerabilities

    Date 14 Feb 2003
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    There are two security vulnerabilities in w3m and associated programs.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 251-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    February 14th, 2003            
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    Package        : w3m, w3m-ssl
    Vulnerability  : missing HTML quoting
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1335 CAN-2002-1348
    Hironori Sakamoto, one of the w3m developers, found two security
    vulnerabilities in w3m and associated programs.  The w3m browser does
    not properly escape HTML tags in frame contents and img alt
    attributes.  A malicious HTML frame or img alt attribute may deceive a
    user to send his local cookies which are used for configuration.  The
    information is not leaked automatically, though.
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.3-2.4.
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by these
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version and later.
    We recommend that you upgrade your w3m and w3m-ssl packages.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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