Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lynx (MDVSA-2008:218)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was found in the Lynxcgi: URI handler that could allow
an attacker to create a web page redirecting to a malicious URL that
would execute arbitrary code as the user running Lynx, if they were
using the non-default Advanced user mode (CVE-2008-4690).

This update corrects these issues and, in addition, makes Lynx always
prompt the user before loading a lynxcgi: URI. As well, the default
lynx.cfg configuration file marks all lynxcgi: URIs as untrusted.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38035 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-218.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4690

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