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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-3120

Original release date: 10/17/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Stack-based buffer overflow in the HTrjis function in Lynx 2.8.6 and earlier allows remote NNTP servers to execute arbitrary code via certain article headers containing Asian characters that cause Lynx to add extra escape (ESC) characters.

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: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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: UBUNTU
Name: USN-206-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17231
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18376
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17445
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1085
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18584
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015065
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17238
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060602 Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 1085-1] New lynx-cur packages fix several vulnerabilities
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20383
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: TSLSA-2005-0059
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-876
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17360
External Source: BID
Name: 15117
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2005.47
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-010.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17216
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17340
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:152832
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:186
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2005:025
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=170253
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17444
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17480
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2006.7
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17150
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-874
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17248
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20051017 Lynx Remote Buffer Overflow
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9257
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2005.026
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200510-15
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17230
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:803
Type: Advisory
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2005-310-03

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9257
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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