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ELinks Proxy CONNECT Weakness

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Release Date:  2007-09-25    Views:  11,662

Secunia Advisory SA26956

Where:

From local network

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A weakness has been reported in ELinks, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The content of POST requests sent to HTTPS webservers via a proxy is sent unencrypted via the CONNECT command to the configured proxy. This can be exploited to disclose the content of POST requests by e.g. sniffing network traffic.

The weakness is reported in versions prior to 0.11.3.


Solution:
Update to version 0.11.3.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Kalle Olavi Niemitalo

Original Advisory:
http://bugzilla.elinks.cz/show_bug.cgi?id=937

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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