USN-3214-1: w3m vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3214-1

2nd March, 2017

w3m vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in w3m.

Software description

  • w3m - WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support


A large number of security issues were discovered in the w3m browser. If a
user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could
exploit a variety of issues related to web browser security, including
cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service attacks, and arbitrary code

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
w3m 0.5.3-15ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
w3m 0.5.3-5ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


CVE-2016-9422, CVE-2016-9423, CVE-2016-9424, CVE-2016-9425, CVE-2016-9426, CVE-2016-9428, CVE-2016-9429, CVE-2016-9430, CVE-2016-9431, CVE-2016-9432, CVE-2016-9433, CVE-2016-9434, CVE-2016-9435, CVE-2016-9436, CVE-2016-9437, CVE-2016-9438, CVE-2016-9439, CVE-2016-9440, CVE-2016-9441, CVE-2016-9442, CVE-2016-9443, CVE-2016-9622, CVE-2016-9623, CVE-2016-9624, CVE-2016-9625, CVE-2016-9626, CVE-2016-9627, CVE-2016-9628, CVE-2016-9629, CVE-2016-9630, CVE-2016-9631, CVE-2016-9632, CVE-2016-9633