Public Date:
170253: CAN-2005-3120 lynx buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the HTrjis function in Lynx 2.8.6 and earlier allows remote NNTP servers to execute arbitrary code via certain article headers containing Asian characters that cause Lynx to add extra escape (ESC) characters.

Find out more about CVE-2005-3120 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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 2.1 (lynx) RHSA-2005:803 2005-10-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (lynx) RHSA-2005:803 2005-10-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (lynx) RHSA-2005:803 2005-10-17

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