A vulnerability has been discovered in ELinks allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||www-client/elinks on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.11.2-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.11.2-r1|
ELinks is a text-mode web browser.
Arnaud Giersch discovered that the "add_filename_to_string()" function in file intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c uses an untrusted relative path, allowing for a format string attack with a malicious .po file.
A local attacker could entice a user to run ELinks in a specially crafted directory environment containing a malicious ".po" file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ELinks.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ELinks users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/elinks-0.11.2-r1"
June 06, 2007
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