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CVE-2005-2929 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/18/2005      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-2929
Original release date:
11/18/2005
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/SCOSA-2006.7/SCOSA-2006.7.txt External Source SCO SCOSA-2006.7
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/UnixWare/SCOSA-2005.55/SCOSA-2005.55.txt External Source SCO SCOSA-2005.55
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/173 External Source SREASON 173
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015195 External Source SECTRACK 1015195
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-035.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-035.htm
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200511-09.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200511-09
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=338&type=vulnerabilities Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source IDEFENSE 20051110 Multiple Vendor Lynx Command Injection Vulnerability
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:211 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:211
http://www.openpkg.org/security/OpenPKG-SA-2005.026-lynx.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2005.026
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-839.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:839
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/419763/100/0/threaded External Source FEDORA FLSA:152832
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15395 External Source BID 15395
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/2394 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-2394
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/23119 External Source XF lynx-lynxcgi-command-execute(23119)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9712 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9712

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9712
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9712

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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