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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2005:211: lynx Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the lynx package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:211 (lynx).

An arbitrary command execution vulnerability was discovered in the lynx
'lynxcgi:' URI handler. A possible hacker could create a web page that redirects to a
malicious URL which could then execute arbitrary code as the user running lynx.
The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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