Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA1085] DSA-1085-1 lynx-cur


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA1085] DSA-1085-1 lynx-cur

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1085-1 lynx-cur

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in lynx, the popular
text-mode WWW browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
Michal Zalewski discovered that lynx 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.
Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow that can be remotely
exploited. During the handling of Asian characters when connecting
to an NNTP server lynx can be tricked to write past the boundary
of a buffer which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.8.5-2.5woody1.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.8.6-9sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-cur package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1085
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11443

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Dell PowerEdge R720 2x E5-2650 v2 2.6Ghz 8 Core 192GB 8x 2TB 7.2K SAS H710
$3975.0
Dell PowerEdge R720 2x E5-2650 v2 2.6Ghz 8 Core 192GB 8x 2TB 7.2K SAS H710 pictureDell PowerEdge R720 2x E5-2670 v2 2.5Ghz 10 Core 32GB 8x 600GB 15K SAS H710
$5800.0
Dell PowerEdge R720 2x E5-2670 v2 2.5Ghz 10 Core 32GB 8x 600GB 15K SAS H710 pictureDell PowerEdge R710 2x L5640 2.26GHz 6 Core 96GB 6x 300GB 15K SAS PERC 6/i
$968.0
Dell PowerEdge R710 2x L5640 2.26GHz 6 Core 96GB 6x 300GB 15K SAS PERC 6/i pictureDell PowerEdge R710 2x X5570 2.93GHz Quad Core 128GB 6x 2TB 7.2K SAS PERC H700
$1225.0
Dell PowerEdge R710 2x X5570 2.93GHz Quad Core 128GB 6x 2TB 7.2K SAS PERC H700 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.