Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lynx (MDVSA-2013:101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66113


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated lynx package fixes security vulnerability :

Lynx does not verify that the server's certificate is signed by a trusted certification authority, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via a crafted certificate, related to improper use of a certain GnuTLS function (CVE-2012-5821).


Update the affected lynx package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66113

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lynx, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5821

BID: 56795

MDVSA: 2013:101

MGASA: 2012-0351