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[DSA1076] DSA-1076-1 lynx Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Michal Zalewski discovered that lynx, the popular text-mode WWW
Browser, is not able to grok invalid HTML including a TEXTAREA tag
with a large COLS value and a large tag name in an element that is not
terminated, and loops forever trying to render the broken HTML.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your lynx package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1076
Threat Level: High
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