Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m up to 0.5.3-32 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Tatsuya Kinoshita w3m up to 0.5.3-32 (Web Browser). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and 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 (global buffer overflow and crash) via a crafted HTML page.

The bug was discovered 11/23/2016. The weakness was published 12/12/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-9632 since 11/23/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. 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.

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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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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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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12/08/2016 +15 days 🔍
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10/05/2022 +2123 days 🔍

Sourcesinfo

Advisory: 43
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-9632 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

Entryinfo

Created: 12/12/2016 09:37 AM
Updated: 10/05/2022 08:28 PM
Changes: 12/12/2016 09:37 AM (70), 06/25/2019 04:48 PM (4), 10/05/2022 08:28 PM (3)
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Cache ID: 44:3E9:40

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