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RHSA-2006-0742: elinks Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the elinks packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated elinks package that corrects a security vulnerability is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Elinks is a text mode Web browser used from the command line that supports
rendering modern web pages.
An arbitrary file access flaw was found in the Elinks SMB protocol handler.
A malicious web page could have caused Elinks to read or write files with
the permissions of the user running Elinks. (CVE-2006-5925)
All users of Elinks are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue by removing support for the SMB protocol from Elinks.
Note: this issue did not affect the Elinks package shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, or the Links package shipped with Red Hat Enterprise
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0742.html
Threat Level: High
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