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<glsa id="200706-03">
<title>ELinks: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
A vulnerability has been discovered in ELinks allowing for the
user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">elinks</product>
<announced>June 06, 2007</announced>
<revised>June 06, 2007: 01</revised>
<package name="www-client/elinks" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.11.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.11.2-r1</vulnerable>
ELinks is a text-mode web browser.
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.
<impact type="normal">
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ELinks users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/elinks-0.11.2-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-2027</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 03 Jun 2007 06:18:54 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 03 Jun 2007 06:19:11 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 03 Jun 2007 17:56:00 +0000">