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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-15
(Lynx: Arbitrary command execution)
Clint Ruoho reported that the fix for CVE-2005-2929 (GLSA 200511-09)
only disabled the lynxcgi:// handler when not using the advanced mode.
A remote attacker can entice a user to access a malicious HTTP server,
causing Lynx to execute arbitrary commands. NOTE: The advanced mode is
not enabled by default. Successful exploitation requires the
'lynxcgi://' protocol to be registered with lynx on the victim's
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Lynx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/lynx-2.8.6-r4'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 40962 (gentoo_GLSA-200909-15.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 15395
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2929CVE-2008-4690
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