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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1076-1 (lynx)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to lynx announced via advisory DSA 1076-1. Michal Zalewski discovered that lynx, the popular text-mode WWW Browser, is not able to grok invalid HTML including a TEXTAREA tag with a large COLS value and a large tag name in an element that is not terminated, and loops forever trying to render the broken HTML. For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.4.1b-3.4.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.5-2sarge2. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.5-2sarge2. We recommend that you upgrade your lynx package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201076-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)