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Security update for package w3m


(Last modified: 28FEB2003)

solutions Security update for package w3m SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (90cb4fd4ba940d782e26ced604c13d9e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: w3m
Release: 20030228
Obsoletes: none


Everybody using the w3m web browser should update this package.



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 -').


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

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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