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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1085-1 (lynx-ssl)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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-ssl announced via advisory DSA 1085-1. Several vulnerabilities have been discoverd in lynx, the popular text-mode WWW browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2004-1617 Michal Zalewski discovered that lynx 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. CVE-2005-3120 Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow that can be remotely exploited. During the handling of Asian characters when connecting to an NNTP server lynx can be tricked to write past the boundary of a buffer which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.5-2.5woody1.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.6-9sarge1. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-cur package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201085-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)