Executive Summary

Summary
Titleelinks security update
Informations
NameRHSA-2006:0742First vendor Publication2006-11-15
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2006-11-15
Severity (Vendor) CriticalRevision01

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score7.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Problem Description:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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
Linux 2.1.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

215731 - CVE-2006-5925 elinks smb protocol arbitrary file access

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0742.html

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11213
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11213
Title: Links web browser 1.00pre12 and Elinks 0.9.2 with smbclient installed allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in an smb:// URI, as demonstrated by using PUT and GET statements.
Description: Links web browser 1.00pre12 and Elinks 0.9.2 with smbclient installed allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in an smb:// URI, as demonstrated by using PUT and GET statements.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2006-5925
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 4
Oracle Linux 4
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application1
Application1

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2009-10-27Name : Ubuntu USN-851-1 (elinks)
File : nvt/ubuntu_851_1.nasl
2008-09-24Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200612-16 (links)
File : nvt/glsa_200612_16.nasl
2008-09-24Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200701-27 (elinks)
File : nvt/glsa_200701_27.nasl
2008-01-17Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1226-1 (links)
File : nvt/deb_1226_1.nasl
2008-01-17Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1228-1 (elinks)
File : nvt/deb_1228_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
30437Links/Elinks smbclient smb:// URI Handling Arbitrary Command Execution

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0742.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-22Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-851-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-04-23Name : The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.
File : centos_RHSA-2006-0742.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-10-17Name : The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch links-2292
File : suse_links-2292.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-02-18Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2006-216.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-02-09Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200701-27.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-01-17Name : The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2006-1277.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-01-17Name : The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2006-1278.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-12-30Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1240.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-12-16Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200612-16.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-12-14Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1226.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-12-06Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1228.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-11-20Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
File : redhat-RHSA-2006-0742.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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