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Bug 411493 - <www-client/links-2.6 : Graphics Renderer and XBM Decoder Vulnerabilities
Summary: <www-client/links-2.6 : Graphics Renderer and XBM Decoder Vulnerabilities
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-10 18:17 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2012-06-25 19:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-04-10 18:17:58 UTC
From secunia security advisory at $URL:

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Links, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

1) An unspecified error within the graphics renderer can be exploited to cause an out-of-bounds write.

2) An unspecified error within the XBM decoder can be exploited to cause out-of-bounds read and write.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.6.

Update to version 2.6.
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-04-10 19:46:54 UTC
+*links-2.6 (10 Apr 2012)
+  10 Apr 2012; Samuli Suominen <> +links-2.6.ebuild,
+  metadata.xml:
+  Version bump wrt security #411493 (Graphics Renderer and XBM Decoder
+  Vulnerabilities). Missing %u in Exec= line to pass links to links -g, see
+  .html#exec-variables. USE="deprecated" as first step to get rid of the
+  deprecated links2 compability symlink whih is enabled by default for now.

Test and stabilize:

=www-client/links-2.6 "alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86"
Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-04-11 02:31:14 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 3 Jeff (JD) Horelick (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-04-11 02:54:18 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 4 Maurizio Camisaschi (amd64 AT) 2012-04-12 11:19:29 UTC
amd64 ok
Comment 5 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-04-13 09:17:34 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 6 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2012-04-14 15:11:58 UTC
arm stable
Comment 7 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-04-15 18:14:00 UTC
alpha/ia64/s390/sh/sparc stable
Comment 8 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-04-16 17:04:20 UTC
ppc done
Comment 9 Mark Loeser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-05-06 19:14:38 UTC
ppc64 done
Comment 10 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-05-07 02:55:30 UTC
Thanks everyone. Added to existing GLSA request.
Comment 11 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-06-25 19:11:28 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201206-32 at
by GLSA coordinator Stefan Behte (craig).