openSUSE Security Update : lynx (lynx-275)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40062


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40062

File Name: suse_11_0_lynx-081030.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, 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:novell:opensuse:lynx, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/30/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4690