Upstream information

CVE-2018-6198 at MITRE

Description

w3m through 0.5.3 does not properly handle temporary files when the ~/.w3m directory is unwritable, which allows a local attacker to craft a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Running

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.7 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity High Low
Privileges Required Low None
User Interaction None Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact High Low
Availability Impact None None
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1077559 [IN_PROGRESS], 1077572 [NEW]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15
  • w3m >= 0.5.3+git20180125-1.17
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA w3m
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • w3m >= 0.5.3+git20180125-lp150.1.3
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA w3m


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 w3m In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 w3m In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS w3m Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 w3m In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS w3m Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS w3m Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 w3m In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 w3m In progress