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RHSA-2005:803: lynx security update

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RHSA-2005:803: lynx security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/17/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/15/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated lynx package that corrects a security flaw is now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Lynx is a text-based Web browser. Ulf Harnhammar discovered a stack overflow bug in Lynx when handling connections to NNTP (news) servers. An attacker could create a web page redirecting to a malicious news server which could execute arbitrary code as the user running lynx. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-3120 to this issue. Users should update to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-lynx

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