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    Debian: w3mmee-ssl HTML quoting vulnerability

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    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:
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          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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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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