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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5034

Original release date: 09/21/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


ELinks before 0.11.3, when sending a POST request for an https URL, appends the body and content headers of the POST request to the CONNECT request in cleartext, which allows remote attackers to sniff sensitive data that would have been protected by TLS. NOTE: this issue only occurs when a proxy is defined for https.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-2224
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0933
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1380
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3278
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=297981
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-519-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/elinks/+bug/141018
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.elinks.cz/show_bug.cgi?id=937
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-710
External Source: BID
Name: 25799
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071005 rPSA-2007-0209-1 elinks
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10335
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018764

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10335
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:elinks:elinks:0.11.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:elinks:elinks:0.11.2 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)