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RHSA-2003-030: lynx Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the lynx packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated Lynx packages fix an error in the way Lynx parses its command line
arguments which can lead to faked headers being sent to a Web server.

Lynx is a character-cell Web browser, suitable for running on terminals
such as the VT100.

Lynx constructs its HTTP queries from the command line (or WWW_HOME
environment variable) without regard to special characters such as carriage
returns or linefeeds. When given a URL containing such special characters,
extra headers could be inserted into the request. This could cause scripts
using Lynx to fetch data from the wrong site from servers with virtual

Users of Lynx are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages which
contain a patch to correct this isssue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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