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RHSA-2005-803: lynx Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the lynx packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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. A possible hacker 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 CVE-2005-3120 to this issue.

Users should update to this erratum package, which contains a backported
patch to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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