Debian Security Advisory DSA 876-1 (lynx-ssl)

2008-01-17T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:55752
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
Modified 2017-07-07T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is missing an update to lynx-ssl announced via advisory DSA 876-1.

Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in lynx, a text-mode browser for the WWW that can be remotely exploited. During the handling of Asian characters when connecting to an NNTP server lynx can be tricked to write past the boundary of a buffer which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.4.1b-3.2.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: deb_876_1.nasl 6616 2017-07-07 12:10:49Z cfischer $
# Description: Auto-generated from advisory DSA 876-1
#
# Authors:
# Thomas Reinke <reinke@securityspace.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
# Text descriptions are largerly excerpted from the referenced
# advisory, and are Copyright (c) the respective author(s)
#
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#
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#
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#

include("revisions-lib.inc");
tag_solution = "For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.5-2sarge1 of lynx.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-ssl package.

 https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20876-1";
tag_summary = "The remote host is missing an update to lynx-ssl
announced via advisory DSA 876-1.

Ulf Härnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in lynx, a text-mode
browser for the WWW that can be remotely exploited.  During the
handling of Asian characters when connecting to an NNTP server lynx
can be tricked to write past the boundary of a buffer which can lead
to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.4.1b-3.2.";


if(description)
{
 script_id(55752);
 script_version("$Revision: 6616 $");
 script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-07-07 14:10:49 +0200 (Fri, 07 Jul 2017) $");
 script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2008-01-17 23:03:37 +0100 (Thu, 17 Jan 2008)");
 script_bugtraq_id(15117);
 script_cve_id("CVE-2005-3120");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"7.5");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
 script_name("Debian Security Advisory DSA 876-1 (lynx-ssl)");



 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

 script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com");
 script_family("Debian Local Security Checks");
 script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
 script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/debian_linux", "ssh/login/packages");
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
 script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");
 script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
 exit(0);
}

#
# The script code starts here
#

include("pkg-lib-deb.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"lynx-ssl", ver:"2.8.4.1b-3.2", rls:"DEB3.0")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
    security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.
}