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Gentoo: w3m HTML escaping vulnerability Print E-mail
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Gentoo There is a Cross Site scripting vulnerability in w3m.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200302-07
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PACKAGE : w3m
SUMMARY : missing HTML quoting
DATE    : 2003-02-17 14:47 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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From w3m release notes:

"Hironori SAKAMOTO  found another security
vulnerability in w3m 0.3.2.x that w3m will miss to escape html tag
in img alt attribute, so malicious frame html may deceive you to
access your local files, cookies and so on."

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-www/w3m upgrade to w3m-0.3.2.2 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge -u w3m
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at  http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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