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Links: SSL verification vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-32 / Links
Release Date June 25, 2012
Latest Revision June 25, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/links < 2.6 >= 2.6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #253847, #411493


An error in the verification of SSL certificates in Links might enable remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.

2.  Impact Information


Links is a fast lightweight text and graphic web-browser.


A SSL verification vulnerability and two unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered in Links. Please review the Secunia Advisory referenced below for details.


An attacker might conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. The unspecified errors could allow for out-of-bounds reads and writes.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Links users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/links-2.6"

4.  References


Page updated June 25, 2012

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