Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lynx (MDVSA-2013:101)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated lynx package fixes security vulnerability :

Lynx does not verify that the server's certificate is signed by a
trusted certification authority, which allows man-in-the-middle
attackers to spoof SSL servers via a crafted certificate, related to
improper use of a certain GnuTLS function (CVE-2012-5821).

Solution :

Update the affected lynx package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66113 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56795

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5821

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