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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.
An arbitrary command execute bug was found in the lynx 'lynxcgi:' URI
handler. An attacker could create a web page redirecting to a
malicious URL which could execute arbitrary code as the user running
lynx. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the
name CVE-2005-2929 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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20208 ()
Bugtraq ID: 15395
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2929
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