CentOS Update for lynx CESA-2008:0965 centos3 i386

Published: 2009-02-27 08:02:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Check for the Version of lynx

Affected Versions:
lynx on CentOS 3

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Lynx is a text-based Web browser. An arbitrary command execution flaw was found in the Lynx " lynxcgi:" URI handler. An attacker could create a web page redirecting to a malicious URL that could execute arbitrary code as the user running Lynx in the non-default " Advanced" user mode. (CVE-2008-4690) Note: In these updated lynx Linux Distribution Packages, Lynx will always prompt users before loading a " lynxcgi:" URI. Additionally, the default lynx.cfg configuration file now marks all " lynxcgi:" URIs as untrusted by default. A flaw was found in a way Lynx handled " .mailcap" and " .mime.types" configuration files. Files in the browser's current working directory were opened before those in the user's home directory. A local attacker, able to convince a user to run Lynx in a directory under their control, could possibly execute arbitrary commands as the user running Lynx. (CVE-2006-7234) All users of Lynx are advised to upgrade to this updated Linux Distribution Package, which contains backported patches correcting these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
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