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RHSA-2005-839: 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.
An arbitrary command execute bug was found in the lynx "lynxcgi:" URI
handler. A possible hacker could create a web page redirecting to a malicious URL
which could execute arbitrary code as the user running lynx. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2929 to
Users should update to this erratum package, which contains a backported
patch to correct this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-839.html
Threat Level: High
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