Lynx Command Line URL CRLF Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1736


The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser.


The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser. The version used is vulnerable to a command line header injection which may allow an attacker to use Lynx to send potentially harmful requests. An attacker may use this flaw to attack third party hosts even from a limited (ie: lynx-only) environment.


No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1736

File Name: 1736.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:lynx:lynx

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1405

BID: 5499