[USN-3555-1] w3m vulnerabilities
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Feb 1 16:08:18 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3555-1
February 01, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in w3m.
- w3m: WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support
It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled temporary files.
An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
CVE-2018-6196, CVE-2018-6197, CVE-2018-6198
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