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Overview

Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-1999-1549
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:47
Published 16 Nov 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-1999-1549

Summary

Lynx 2.x does not properly distinguish between internal and external HTML, which may allow a local attacker to read a "secure" hidden form value from a temporary file and craft a LYNXOPTIONS: URL that causes Lynx to modify the user's configuration file and execute commands.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • University Of Kansas Lynx 2.7

  • University Of Kansas Lynx 2.8


References

BID - 804

BUGTRAQ - 19991116 lynx 2.8.x - 'special URLs' anti-spoofing protection is weak


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:29