Fedora 8 : lynx-2.8.6-12.fc8 (2008-9597)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

- Mon Nov 10 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-12

- Fixed CVE-2008-4690 lynx: remote arbitrary command
execution. via a crafted lynxcgi: URL (thoger)

- Fri May 30 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-11

- updated to latest upstream version 2.8.6rel5

- Resolves: #214205

- Wed Jan 9 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-10

- added telnet, rsh, zip and unzip to BuildRequires

- Resolves: #430508

- Wed Jan 9 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-9

- fixed crash when using formatting character '$' in
translation

- Resolves: #426449

- Tue Dec 11 2007 Ivana Varekova <varekova at
redhat.com> - 2.8.6-8

- add default-colors option, change default setting
(#409211)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468184
http://www.nessus.org/u?de3b6107

Solution :

Update the affected lynx package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35017 (fedora_2008-9597.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4690

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