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Security update for package w3m_ssl

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(Last modified: 28FEB2003)


solutions Security update for package w3m_ssl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2c74972becebb5ac58f8a60f15d67369)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: w3m
Release: 20030228
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everybody using the w3m web browser should update this package.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes the escaping of HTML tags in frames contents and in image alt tags, that resulted in two cross site scripting vulnerabilities (CAN-2002-1335, CAN-2002-1348). In addition, the package contains a fix against a possible segfault that could occur when the terminal was not writable (for example after 'su -').

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh w3m.rpm

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