Gentoo: 201402-11 Links: Denial of Service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo An integer overflow in Links might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-11
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Links: Denial of Service
     Date: February 07, 2014
     Bugs: #493138
       ID: 201402-11

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Synopsis
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An integer overflow in Links might allow remote attackers to cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Background
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Links is a web browser which runs in both graphics and text modes.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  www-client/links             < 2.8-r1                  >= 2.8-r1

Description
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An integer overflow vulnerability was found in the parsing of HTML
tables in the Links web browser when running in graphical mode.

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Links users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/links-2.8-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-6050
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-6050

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

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