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Links: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-11 / links
Release Date February 07, 2014
Latest Revision February 07, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/links < 2.8-r1 >= 2.8-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #493138


An integer overflow in Links might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information


Links is a web browser which runs in both graphics and text modes.


An integer overflow vulnerability was found in the parsing of HTML tables in the Links web browser when running in graphical mode.


A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

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-2.8-r1"

4.  References


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