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CVE-2005-2929

Impact: Critical
Public: 2005-11-11
Bugzilla: 172972: CVE-2005-2929 lynx arbitrary command execution

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2005-2929 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (lynx) RHSA-2005:839 November 12, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (lynx) RHSA-2005:839 November 12, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (lynx) RHSA-2005:839 November 12, 2005

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