RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : lynx (RHSA-2005:839)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :


Solution :

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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