Bug 812076 - links: possible flaws within the graphics renderer and XBM decoder
Summary: links: possible flaws within the graphics renderer and XBM decoder
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 812079 812080
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Reported: 2012-04-12 17:16 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: links 2.6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:58:31 UTC

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Description Vincent Danen 2012-04-12 17:16:48 UTC
It was reported [1],[2] that the Links browser suffers from two possible security flaws: an out-of-bounds write in the graphics renderer and an out-of-bounds read/write in the XBM decoder.

This has been corrected in Links 2.6; the Debian bug report [2] has a patch backported to 2.3.

There is some discussion [3] about whether or not this is a security flaw, however.  No CVE has been assigned.

[1] http://links.twibright.com/download/ChangeLog
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=668227
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/12/1

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-04-12 17:17:54 UTC
Created links tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 812079]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 812080]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:58:31 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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