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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2929

Original release date: 11/18/2005
Last revised: 10/06/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Lynx 2.8.5, and other versions before 2.8.6dev.15, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via (1) lynxcgi:, (2) lynxexec, and (3) lynxprog links, which are not properly restricted in the default configuration in some environments.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015195
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17546
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17556
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:839
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20051110 Multiple Vendor Lynx Command Injection Vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17372
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200511-09
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2005.026
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17576
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18376
Type: Advisory
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2005.55
External Source: SREASON
Name: 173
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-035.htm
External Source: BID
Name: 15395
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18051
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:211
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2006.7
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18659
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17666
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17757
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2005-2394
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9712
External Source: XF
Name: lynx-lynxcgi-command-execute(23119)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:152832
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17512
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9712
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)