Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lynx (MDKSA-2005:211)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20444


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


An arbitrary command execution vulnerability was discovered in the lynx 'lynxcgi:' URI handler. An attacker could create a web page that redirects to a malicious URL which could then execute arbitrary code as the user running lynx.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected lynx package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20444

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-211.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lynx, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2929

MDKSA: 2005:211