Fedora 8 : lynx-2.8.6-12.fc8 (2008-9597)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35017


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Mon Nov 10 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-12

- 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>
- 2.8.6-11

- updated to latest upstream version 2.8.6rel5

- Resolves: #214205

- Wed Jan 9 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-10

- added telnet, rsh, zip and unzip to BuildRequires

- Resolves: #430508

- Wed Jan 9 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>
- 2.8.6-9

- fixed crash when using formatting character '$' in translation

- Resolves: #426449

- Tue Dec 11 2007 Ivana Varekova <varekova at redhat.com> - 2.8.6-8

- add default-colors option, change default setting (#409211)

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: 35017

File Name: fedora_2008-9597.nasl

Version: 1.13

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

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:8

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4690

FEDORA: 2008-9597