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Debian: w3mmee-ssl HTML quoting vulnerability

Date 13 Feb 2003
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
There are two security vulnerabilities in w3m and associated programs.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 250-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 12th, 2003            
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Package        : w3mmee-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.p23.3-1.5.  Please note that the update also contains an
important patch to make the program work on the powerpc platform again.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by these

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.3.p24.17-3 and later.

We recommend that you upgrade your w3mmee-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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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      690 e256e36bb0bf8d8bf9e9975412973208
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10637 d9fbc273ea87e86541d7b640ca964ded
      Size/MD5 checksum:   647067 4953803b51ff72205021114f6cf6149d

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   400162 7a1f209555e61803849e3b55a09e9e06

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   329450 4d11889a060c4cccd51d66c091d36071

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   308562 6430f41778cf4a16a86fa4bc74d9886c

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   519748 ef15af2b6056eb2786a0fd67e1280ece

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   382358 ba11e5ae971e3a1a70b9c98a98d1d196

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   292480 7e9c4ccb4fd24a43e6555e9e01c01173

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   371774 4d7760c56c62879c856b5f0698bb89ff

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   371202 629306c3589377d45687f42f0ab8226d

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   334850 7684f24bf001b405288bbc85bf93fb38

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   330170 f015edd377f8a61ebda32c2aec42da20

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   328290 1585bb05d4b658a8cde88cc27b15316e

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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