An error in the hostname matching of w3m might enable remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.
|Package||www-client/w3m on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.5.2-r4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.5.2-r4|
w3m is a text based WWW browser.
A SSL spoofing vulnerability has been discovered in w3m. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using w3m.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/w3m-0.5.2-r4"
October 18, 2012
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