CVE-2016-9179

Published: 22 December 2016

lynx: It was found that Lynx doesn't parse the authority component of the URL correctly when the host name part ends with '?', and could instead be tricked into connecting to a different host.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that Lynx incorrectly handled certain URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to connect to a different host.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
lynx
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

lynx-cur
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needed)