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[GLSA-200612-16] Links: Arbitrary Samba command execution Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Links: Arbitrary Samba command execution
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-16
(Links: Arbitrary Samba command execution)
Teemu Salmela discovered that Links does not properly validate "smb://"
URLs when it runs smbclient commands.
A remote attacker could entice a user to browse to a specially crafted
"smb://" URL and execute arbitrary Samba commands, which would allow
the overwriting of arbitrary local files or the upload or the 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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Links users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/links-2.1_pre26"
Threat Level: Medium
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