Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170254
CAN-2005-3120 lynx buffer overflow
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:14 EST
Note that FORTIFY_SOURCE as lynx is compiled with in FC4, does not block this
vulnerability. Also affects FC3. See bz#170253 for proposed patch.
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #170253 +++
Ulf Harnhammar found a flaw in Lynx that can be triggered when Lynx connects to
a NNTP server. A malicious news server could cause a buffer overflow, leading
to the potential of arbitrary code execution as the user running lynx. This
issue requires a victim connects to the malicious news server, however this
could be forced by a redirect from any malicious web page.
Embargo set for 20051017
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2005-10-10 05:20 EST --
Created an attachment (id=119760)
Proposed patch from Thomas Dickey for lynx 2.8.6dev.14
public, removing embargo.