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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:
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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SCO SCOSA-2006.7 External Source SCO SCOSA-2005.55 External Source SREASON 173 External Source SECTRACK 1015195 External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200511-09 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source IDEFENSE 20051110 Multiple Vendor Lynx Command Injection Vulnerability External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:211 External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2005.026 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:839 External Source FEDORA FLSA:152832 External Source BID 15395 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-2394 External Source XF lynx-lynxcgi-command-execute(23119) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9712

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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