openSUSE 10 Security Update : lynx (lynx-5720)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34984


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of lynx fixes a security bug that can be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands when advanced mode is enabled and lynx is used as URL handler (CVE-2008-4690)


Update the affected lynx package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34984

File Name: suse_lynx-5720.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/12/01

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:lynx, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4690