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Security update for lynx


(Last modified: 27OCT2005)

solutions Security update for lynx SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f1d0c6882a71f69b336a313bd79f3a80)

Applies to

Package: lynx
Product(s): SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-10552
Release: 20051027
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using lynx should update.



Problem description

This update fixes a buffer overflow in function HTrjis() that occurs
while processing NNTP headers. An attacker can exploit this remotely by
persuading the victim user to connect to a NNTP server which includes a
malformated article to execute arbitrary code (CAN-2005-3120).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh lynx.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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