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Home » Hacking News » [SECURITY] [DSA 250-1] New w3mmee-ssl packages fix cookie information leak

[SECURITY] [DSA 250-1] New w3mmee-ssl packages fix cookie information leak

by Nikola Strahija on February 13th, 2003 Hironori Sakamoto, one of the w3m developers, found two security vulnerabilities in w3m and associated programs. The w3m browser does not properly escape HTML tags in frame contents and img alt attributes.


Debian Security Advisory DSA 250-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 12th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : w3mmee-ssl
Vulnerability : missing HTML quoting
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2002-1335 CAN-2002-1348

Hironori Sakamoto, one of the w3m developers, found two security
vulnerabilities in w3m and associated programs. The w3m browser does
not properly escape HTML tags in frame contents and img alt
attributes. A malicious HTML frame or img alt attribute may deceive a
user to send his local cookies which are used for configuration. The
information is not leaked automatically, though.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.3.p23.3-1.5. Please note that the update also contains an
important patch to make the program work on the powerpc platform again.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by these
problems.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.3.p24.17-3 and later.

We recommend that you upgrade your w3mmee-ssl packages.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 690 e256e36bb0bf8d8bf9e9975412973208
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 10637 d9fbc273ea87e86541d7b640ca964ded
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 647067 4953803b51ff72205021114f6cf6149d

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 400162 7a1f209555e61803849e3b55a09e9e06

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 329450 4d11889a060c4cccd51d66c091d36071

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 308562 6430f41778cf4a16a86fa4bc74d9886c

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 519748 ef15af2b6056eb2786a0fd67e1280ece

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 382358 ba11e5ae971e3a1a70b9c98a98d1d196

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 292480 7e9c4ccb4fd24a43e6555e9e01c01173

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 371774 4d7760c56c62879c856b5f0698bb89ff

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 371202 629306c3589377d45687f42f0ab8226d

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 334850 7684f24bf001b405288bbc85bf93fb38

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 330170 f015edd377f8a61ebda32c2aec42da20

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/w3mmee-ssl/w3mmee-ssl_0.3.p23.3-1.5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 328290 1585bb05d4b658a8cde88cc27b15316e


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;


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