Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lynx (MDKSA-2003:023)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14008
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered in lynx, a text-mode web browser. The HTTP queries that lynx constructs are from arguments on the command line or the $WWW_HOME environment variable, but lynx does not properly sanitize special characters such as carriage returns or linefeeds.
Extra headers can be inserted into the request because of this, which can cause scripts that use lynx to fetch data from the wrong site from servers that use virtual hosting.
SolutionUpdate the affected lynx package.