openSUSE Security Update : lynx (openSUSE-2017-330)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97713


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for lynx fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-9179: It was found that Lynx doesn't parse the authority component of the URL correctly when the host name part ends with '?', and could instead be tricked into connecting to a different host. (bsc#1008642)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected lynx packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97713

File Name: openSUSE-2017-330.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/14

Modified: 2017/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:lynx, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:lynx-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:lynx-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9179