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[GLSA-200701-27] ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-27
(ELinks: Arbitrary Samba command execution)


Teemu Salmela discovered an error in the validation code of "smb://"
URLs used by ELinks, the same issue as reported in GLSA 200612-16
concerning Links.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to browse to a specially crafted
"smb://" URL and execute arbitrary Samba commands, which would permit
the overwriting of arbitrary local files or the upload or download of
arbitrary files. This vulnerability can be exploited only if
"smbclient" is installed on the victim's computer, which is provided by
the "samba" Gentoo package.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5925


Solution:
All ELinks users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/elinks-0.11.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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