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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-3120

Original release date: 10/17/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
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: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2005.026
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=170253
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-876
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-206-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:186
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-874
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:152832
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9257
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-010.htm
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2005.47
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20051017 Lynx Remote Buffer Overflow
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200510-15
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2006.7
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060602 Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 1085-1] New lynx-cur packages fix several vulnerabilities
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015065
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2005:025
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1085
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2005-310-03
External Source: BID
Name: 15117
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: TSLSA-2005-0059
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:803
Type: Advisory

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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