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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.

Notes

AuthorNote
ratliff
note that the URL must end in / or the attack won't work
Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
lynx
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
bionic Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
disco Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
eoan Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
focal Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
groovy Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
impish Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(2.8.9dev11-1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(end of standard support, was needed)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lynx-cur
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist
(trusty was needed)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist