CVE-2016-9422

NameCVE-2016-9422
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in the Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m fork before 0.5.3-31. The feed_table_tag function in w3m doesn't properly validate the value of table span, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack and/or heap buffer overflow) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML page.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
w3m (PTS)jessie0.5.3-19+deb8u2fixed
stretch0.5.3-34+deb9u1fixed
buster, bullseye, sid0.5.3-37fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
w3msource(unstable)0.5.3-30
w3msourcejessie0.5.3-19+deb8u1

Notes

[wheezy] - w3m <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/tats/w3m/issues/8

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