English | Deutsch | Español | Português
 UserID:
 Passwd:
new user
 About:   Dedicated  | Advanced  | Standard  | Recurring  | No Risk  | Desktop  | Basic  | Single  | Security Seal  | FAQ
  Price/Feature Summary  | Order  | New Vulnerabilities  | Confidentiality  | Vulnerability Search
 Vulnerability   
Search   
    Search 126339 CVE descriptions
and 74190 test descriptions,
access 10,000+ cross references.
Tests   CVE   All  

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

=============================================================================
FreeBSD-SA-01:46                                           Security Advisory
                                                                FreeBSD, Inc.

Topic:          w3m contains remotely exploitable buffer overflow

Category:       ports
Module:         w3m
Announced:      2001-07-10
Credits:        OGASAWARA Satoshi   (LAC / s.ogaswr@lac.co.jp)
                KOBAYASHI Shigehiro (LAC / sigehiro@lac.co.jp)
Affects:        Ports collection prior to the correction date.
Corrected:      2001-06-19
Vendor status:  Updated version released
FreeBSD only:   NO

I.   Background

w3m is a console-based web browser.

II.  Problem Description

The w3m port, versions prior to w3m-0.2.1_1, contains a buffer
overflow in the parsing of MIME headers.  A malicious server which
is visited by a user with the w3m browser can exploit the browser
security holes in order to execute arbitrary code on the local
machine as the local user.

The w3m port is not installed by default, nor is it "part of
FreeBSD" as such: it is part of the FreeBSD ports collection, which
contains over 5400 third-party applications in a ready-to-install
format. The ports collection shipped with FreeBSD 4.3 is vulnerable
to this problem since it was discovered after its release.

FreeBSD makes no claim about the security of these third-party
applications, although an effort is underway to provide a security
audit of the most security-critical ports.

III. Impact

A malicious server which is visited by a user with the w3m browser
can exploit the browser security holes in order to execute arbitrary
code as the local user.

If you have not chosen to install the w3m port/package, then
your system is not vulnerable to this problem.

IV.  Workaround

Deinstall the w3m port/package if you have installed it.

V.   Solution

One of the following:

1) Upgrade your entire ports collection and rebuild the w3m port.

2) Deinstall the old package and install a new package dated after the
correction date, obtained from the following directories:

[i386]
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4-stable/www/w3m-ssl-0.2.1_1.tgz
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-current/www/w3m-ssl-0.2.1_1.tgz
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4-stable/www/w3m-ssl-0.2.1_1.tgz
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-current/www/w3m-ssl-0.2.1_1.tgz

[alpha]
Packages are not automatically generated for the alpha architecture at
this time due to lack of build resources.

3) download a new port skeleton for the w3m port from:

http://www.freebsd.org/ports/

and use it to rebuild the port.

4) Use the portcheckout utility to automate option (3) above. The
portcheckout port is available in /usr/ports/devel/portcheckout or the
package can be obtained from:

ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4-stable/devel/portcheckout-2.0.tgz
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-current/devel/portcheckout-2.0.tgz

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (FreeBSD)
Comment: FreeBSD: The Power To Serve

iQCVAwUBO0sQOFUuHi5z0oilAQG5DAP9EbxSc5vGjRnQCV5Nvs2x5pF/ZHvErLab
164B1fsx02DGCJ6wxi/7Di68DM6BoQ+LTSuWvC0f1HXEhUSa9F9+tDjl+bZ+8Mn8
3p0x3mT1wjajkW0ejOuochFnnQv0Yhwdx2Wc7UhtFyQOKTElNbt5/yN0XnFvjVtj
h7/liv1MgbE=
=a/OU
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

New User Registration
Email:
UserID:
Passwd:
Please email me your monthly newsletters, informing the latest services, improvements & surveys.
Please email me a vulnerability test announcement whenever a new test is added.
   Privacy
Registered User Login
 
UserID:   
Passwd:  

 Forgot userid or passwd?
Email/Userid:




Home | About Us | Contact Us | Partner Programs | Developer APIs | Privacy | Mailing Lists | Abuse
Security Audits | Managed DNS | Network Monitoring | Site Analyzer | Internet Research Reports
Web Probe

© 1998-2019 E-Soft Inc. All rights reserved.