Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : lynx (SSA:2005-310-03)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New Lynx packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue. An overflow could
result in the execution of arbitrary code when using Lynx to connect
to a malicious NNTP server.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1d9d1911

Solution :

Update the affected lynx package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54864 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2665
CVE-2005-3120