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<glsa id="200706-03">
<title>ELinks: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability has been discovered in ELinks allowing for the
user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">elinks</product>
<announced>June 06, 2007</announced>
<revised>June 06, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>177512</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="www-client/elinks" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.11.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.11.2-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
ELinks is a text-mode web browser.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Arnaud Giersch discovered that the "add_filename_to_string()" function
in file intl/gettext/loadmsgcat.c uses an untrusted relative path,
allowing for a format string attack with a malicious .po file.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could entice a user to run ELinks in a specially
crafted directory environment containing a malicious ".po" file,
possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running ELinks.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All ELinks users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/elinks-0.11.2-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2027">CVE-2007-2027</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 03 Jun 2007 06:18:54 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 03 Jun 2007 06:19:11 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 03 Jun 2007 17:56:00 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>