Lynx < 2.8.3pre5 Long URL Buffer Overflow

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800973




The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser. The version used is vulnerable to several buffer overflow conditions which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host by setting up a rogue web server and have a user of this host visit it.


Upgrade to Lynx 2.8.3pre5 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800973

File Name: 800973.prm

Family: Web Clients

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0209

BID: 1012