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[DSA1228] DSA-1228-1 elinks Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Teemu Salmela discovered that the elinks character mode web browser
performs insufficient sanitising of smb:// URIs, which might lead to the
execution of arbitrary shell commands.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.11.1-1.2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your elinks package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1228
Threat Level: High
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