RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : lynx (RHSA-2005:839)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20208
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated lynx package that corrects a security flaw is now available.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Lynx is a text-based Web browser.
An arbitrary command execute bug was found in the lynx 'lynxcgi:' URI handler. An attacker could create a web page redirecting to a malicious URL which could execute arbitrary code as the user running lynx. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2929 to this issue.
Users should update to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected lynx package.