Bug 170253 (CVE-2005-3120) - CAN-2005-3120 lynx buffer overflow
Summary: CAN-2005-3120 lynx buffer overflow
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2005-3120
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
urgent
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2005-10-10 09:20 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2021-11-12 19:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-803
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2005-10-17 07:44:27 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed patch from Thomas Dickey for lynx 2.8.6dev.14 (10.68 KB, text/plain)
2005-10-10 09:20 UTC, Mark J. Cox
no flags Details


Links
System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:803 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: lynx security update 2005-10-17 04:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2005-10-10 09:20:45 UTC
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

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2005-10-10 09:20:46 UTC
Created attachment 119760 [details]
Proposed patch from Thomas Dickey for lynx 2.8.6dev.14

Comment 6 Mark J. Cox 2005-10-17 07:28:07 UTC
Public today, removing embargo:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2005-October/038019.html

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-17 07:44:27 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-803.html


Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2005-10-17 16:20:40 UTC
From User-Agent: XML-RPC

lynx-2.8.5-23.1 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.


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