Debian has issued an update for elinks. This fixes a weakness, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.
The weakness is caused due to the HTTP Negotiate or GSS-Negotiate feature unconditionally performing credential delegation, which allows a server to obtain the client's security credentials. This can be exploited by a malicious server to impersonate the client to any other server using the same GSSAPI mechanism.
Successful exploitation requires tricking a user into connecting to a malicious server using the HTTP Negotiate or GSS-Negotiate feature.
Solution: Apply updated packages via the apt-get package manager.
Provided and/or discovered by: The vendor credits Marko Myllynen within a bug report.
Original Advisory: DSA-2592-1 :
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