Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m up to 0.5.3-32 null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m up to 0.5.3-32 (Web Browser). This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

An issue was discovered in the Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m fork before 0.5.3-33. w3m allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault and crash) via a crafted HTML page.

The bug was discovered 11/23/2016. The weakness was published 12/12/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-9622 since 11/23/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 15 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 95650 (SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : w3m (SUSE-SU-2016:3053-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169423 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for w3m (SUSE-SU-2016:3053-1)).

Upgrading to version 0.5.3-33 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (95650).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
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Nessus ID: 95650
Nessus Name: SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : w3m (SUSE-SU-2016:3053-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for w3m FEDORA-2017-783e8fa63e
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: w3m 0.5.3-33

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10/05/2022 +2123 days 🔍

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Advisory: 32
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CVE: CVE-2016-9622 (🔍)

Entryinfo

Created: 12/12/2016 09:37 AM
Updated: 10/05/2022 07:15 PM
Changes: 12/12/2016 09:37 AM (71), 06/25/2019 02:58 PM (4), 10/05/2022 07:15 PM (4)
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