Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lynx (MDKSA-2005:211)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

An arbitrary command execution vulnerability was discovered in the
lynx 'lynxcgi:' URI handler. An attacker could create a web page that
redirects to a malicious URL which could then execute arbitrary code
as the user running lynx.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected lynx package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20444 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-211.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2929

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