Fedora 9 : lynx-2.8.6-17.fc9 (2008-9550)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35016


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Mon Nov 10 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com> 2.8.6-17

- Fixed CVE-2008-4690 lynx: remote arbitrary command execution. via a crafted lynxcgi: URL (thoger)

- Fri May 30 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com> 2.8.6-16

- updated to latest stable upstream version 2.8.6rel5

- Fri May 23 2008 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us> - 2.8.6-15.1

- minor rebuild on sparc

- Sat May 17 2008 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us> - 2.8.6-15

- even with the patches it still built wrong in koji.

- limit -j to 24 for sparc

- Thu May 8 2008 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us> - 2.8.6-14

- patch from ajax to fix parallel builds

- additional patch from me for parallel builds

- set default home page to start.fedoraproject.org

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected lynx package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35016

File Name: fedora_2008-9550.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:lynx, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4690

BID: 15395

FEDORA: 2008-9550