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Chosen message with ID ae-200511-030

System: Unix / Linux
Topic: Vulnerability in lynx
Links: iDEFENSE #338, CVE-2005-2929, RHSA-2005-839, ESB-2005.0914
ID: ae-200511-030

Lynx is a web browser for the command line interface. Remote exploitation of a command injection vulnerability in various vendors' implementations of Lynx could allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the underlying user. The problem specifically exists within the feature to execute local cgi-bin programs via the "lynxcgi:" URI handler. Lynx 2.8.6dev.15 solves this problem.

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