Fedora 10 : lynx-2.8.6-18.fc10 (2008-9952)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37326


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Fri Nov 7 2008 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com> - 2.8.6-18

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

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: 37326

File Name: fedora_2008-9952.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:lynx, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4690

FEDORA: 2008-9952