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[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

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