lynx.2.8.2.extern.txt

1999-09-28T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:16065
Type packetstorm
Reporter Packet Storm
Modified 1999-09-28T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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______________________________________________________________________________  
  
SuSE Security Announcement  
  
Package: lynx-2.8.2 and older  
Date: Thu Sep 16 21:29:15 CEST 1999  
Affected: all Linux distributions using lynx-2.8.2 and older  
______________________________________________________________________________  
  
A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.  
Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using  
this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).  
  
Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as  
well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.  
  
Please note, that that we provide this information on as "as-is" basis only.  
There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or  
incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of  
the update package.  
_____________________________________________________________________________  
  
1. Problem Description  
  
When lynx calls external programs for protocols (e.g. telnet), the  
location is passed unchecked. This can be used to activate commandline  
parameters.  
For example, this reference [A HREF="telnet://-n.rhosts"]click me[/A]  
would activate the tracefile options on the telnet client, with the  
result, that a .rhosts in the current directory would created or  
overwritten.  
  
2. Impact  
  
Depending on the external programs called by lynx, files can be created  
or truncated, or even remote commands being executed if e.g. ssh or rsh  
would be configured in lynx.  
  
3. Solution  
  
Updated the lynx package from our FTP server.  
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Here are the md5 checksums of the upgrade packages, please verify these  
before installing the new packages:  
  
lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm fd29230757f76d33e21836965822f7a6 (5.3)  
lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm 2fba1f9fcf2c3ad9bbb23f0ea18acecd (6.0)  
lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.alpha.rpm f706fa71b38721d1d0e1e69700c467a4 (AXP)  
lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm 2fba1f9fcf2c3ad9bbb23f0ea18acecd (6.1)  
lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm 18f870d15016f63aa510cc5161c027c2 (6.2)  
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You will find the update on our ftp-Server:  
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/5.3/n1/lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm  
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.alpha.rpm  
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm  
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/lynx-2.8.3dev9-76.i386.rpm  
  
Webpage for patches:  
http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html  
  
or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:  
http://www.suse.de/ftp.html  
http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html  
  
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______________________________________________________________________________  
  
If you want to report *NEW* security bugs in the SuSE Linux Distribution  
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______________________________________________________________________________  
  
This information is provided freely to everyone interested and may  
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID  
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