Bug 1202684 - (CVE-2022-38223) VUL-0: CVE-2022-38223: w3m: Out-of-bounds write in checkType located in etc.c in w3m 0.5.3
(CVE-2022-38223)
VUL-0: CVE-2022-38223: w3m: Out-of-bounds write in checkType located in etc.c...
Status: NEW
Classification: Novell Products
Product: SUSE Security Incidents
Classification: Novell Products
Component: Incidents
unspecified
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Assigned To: Thomas Blume
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https://smash.suse.de/issue/339845/
CVSSv3.1:SUSE:CVE-2022-38223:5.5:(AV:...
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Reported: 2022-08-24 09:47 UTC by Hu
Modified: 2022-10-22 17:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Found By: Security Response Team
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Description Hu 2022-08-24 09:47:03 UTC
CVE-2022-38223

There is an out-of-bounds write in checkType located in etc.c in w3m 0.5.3. It
can be triggered by sending a crafted HTML file to the w3m binary. It allows an
attacker to cause Denial of Service or possibly have unspecified other impact.

References:
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2022-38223
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-38223
https://github.com/tats/w3m/issues/242
https://www.cve.org/CVERecord?id=CVE-2022-38223
Comment 1 Hu 2022-08-24 09:48:49 UTC
There is no upstream fix yet and upstream also could not reproduce the issue yet.
However, I am tracking the following as affected, so that we keep up with the updates there:
- SUSE:SLE-11-SP1:Update/w3m  0.5.3
- SUSE:SLE-12:Update/w3m      0.5.3
- openSUSE:Factory/w3m        0.5.3