Ubuntu 5796-1: w3m vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5796-1
January 09, 2023

w3m vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

w3m could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
malicious website.

Software Description:
- w3m: WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support

Details:

It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled certain HTML files. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause w3m to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 22.10:
   w3m                             0.5.3+git20220429-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   w3m                             0.5.3+git20210102-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   w3m                             0.5.3-37ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   w3m                             0.5.3-36ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5796-1
   CVE-2022-38223

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3+git20220429-1ubuntu0.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3+git20210102-6ubuntu0.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3-37ubuntu0.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3-36ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 5796-1: w3m vulnerability

January 9, 2023
w3m could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 22.10 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: w3m could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website. Software Description: - w3m: WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support Details: It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled certain HTML files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause w3m to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 22.10: w3m 0.5.3+git20220429-1ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: w3m 0.5.3+git20210102-6ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: w3m 0.5.3-37ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: w3m 0.5.3-36ubuntu0.1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5796-1

CVE-2022-38223

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5796-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3+git20220429-1ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3+git20210102-6ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3-37ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/w3m/0.5.3-36ubuntu0.1

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