This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated lynx package that corrects a security flaw is now
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Lynx is a text-based Web browser.
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a stack overflow bug in Lynx when handling
connections to NNTP (news) servers. An attacker could create a web
page redirecting to a malicious news server which could execute
arbitrary code as the user running lynx. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-3120 to this issue.
Users should update to this erratum package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected lynx package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20051 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3120