Lynx < 2.8.5 dev 6 Syslog URI Format String

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800975




The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser. The version used is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability (present only when the syslog() is activated for URIs). An attacker may use this flaw by setting up a rogue web server with a malformed URI that contains a format string. The attacker would then be able to execute commands with the privileges of the user.


Upgrade to Lynx 2.8.5 dev 6 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800975

File Name: 800975.prm

Family: Web Clients

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:W/RC:ND

Reference Information

BID: 6696