Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2195-1 w3m -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Apr 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-6196, CVE-2018-6197.
More information:

Two issues have been found in w3m, WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support.

One issue is related to a stack overflow, the other one is a fix for a null pointer dereference.

Brief introduction

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.3-19+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your w3m packages.

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