|Description||Lynx, lynx-ssl, and lynx-cur before 2.8.6dev.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a web page or HTML email that contains invalid HTML including (1) a TEXTAREA tag with a large COLS value and (2) a large tag name in an element that is not terminated, as demonstrated by mangleme. NOTE: a followup suggests that the relevant trigger for this issue is the large COLS value.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)|
|Debian Bugs||296340, 384725|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|lynx (PTS)||buster, buster (security)||2.8.9rel.1-3+deb10u1||fixed|
|bullseye (security), bullseye||2.9.0dev.6-3~deb11u1||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.