lynx (SSA:2005-310-03)
Posted on: 11/07/2005 02:46 AM

New Lynx packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue. An overflow could result in the execution of arbitrary code when using Lynx to connect to a malicious NNTP server.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3120

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lynx-2.8.5rel.5.
Fixes an issue where the handling of Asian characters when using lynx to
connect to an NNTP server (is this a common use?) could result in a buffer
overflow causing the execution of arbitrary code.
For more details, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3120
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
adccab862ff6c6f3e56dc5fe1c8e3f94 lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
35eff3269c1b3a3d77a42eb341e3b253 lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
7e1fbf1f8ea42b13c669efa82837f2a2 lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
7d7093b6207351bc15be3effe40d1dae lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
e762a5e53b7907c4e7a865e24c892eb4 lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
d8c0987fce89f89908ac0965ba6e2155 lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
e429d9138374a65a8621d8b2580e3a33 lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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