CVE-2004-1617

2004-10-18T04:00:00
ID CVE-2004-1617
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2018-10-19T15:30:00

Description

Lynx, lynx-ssl, and lynx-cur before 2.8.6dev.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a web page or HTML email that contains invalid HTML including (1) a TEXTAREA tag with a large COLS value and (2) a large tag name in an element that is not terminated, as demonstrated by mangleme. NOTE: a followup suggests that the relevant trigger for this issue is the large COLS value.