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Lynx < 2.8.3pre5 Long URL Buffer Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser.

Description

The remote host is using Lynx as a web browser. The version used is vulnerable to several buffer overflow conditions which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host by setting up a rogue web server and have a user of this host visit it.

Solution

Upgrade to Lynx 2.8.3pre5 or higher.