This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-09
(Lynx: Arbitrary command execution)
iDefense labs discovered a problem within the feature to execute
local cgi-bin programs via the 'lynxcgi:' URI handler. Due to a
configuration error, the default settings allow websites to specify
commands to run as the user running Lynx.
A remote attacker can entice a user to access a malicious HTTP
server, causing Lynx to execute arbitrary commands.
Disable 'lynxcgi' links by specifying the following directive in
See also :
All Lynx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/lynx-2.8.5-r2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20196 (gentoo_GLSA-200511-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2929