USN-3555-1: w3m vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3555-1
1st February, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in w3m.
- w3m - WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support
It was discovered that w3m incorrectly handled temporary files.
An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 17.10:
- w3m 0.5.3-34ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- w3m 0.5.3-26ubuntu0.2
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- w3m 0.5.3-15ubuntu0.2
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.