Lynx < 2.8.1dev 10 Mailer Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1740


The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser.


There is a buffer overflow in Lynx's mailer which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host, provided he can lure a lynx user to visit a rogue website and click on a relevant link.


Upgrade to version 2.8.1dev 10 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1740

File Name: 1740.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:lynx:lynx

Reference Information

BID: 100