Lynx < 2.8.6 dev15 Arbitary Code Execution

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800978

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to an arbitrary 'command insertion' flaw.

Description

The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser. This version of Lynx is vulnerable to a flaw where an attacker, convincing a Lynx user to browse a malicious URI, can execute arbitrary code on the remote system.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.8.6 dev15 or higher.

See Also

lynx.browser.org

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800978

File Name: 800978.prm

Family: Web Clients

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2929

BID: 15395