Bug 812076 - links: possible flaws within the graphics renderer and XBM decoder
links: possible flaws within the graphics renderer and XBM decoder
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 812079 812080
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Reported: 2012-04-12 13:16 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:49 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: links 2.6
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-04-12 13:16:48 EDT
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 13:17:54 EDT
Created links tracking bugs for this issue

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

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