CVE-2005-3120

NameCVE-2005-3120
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the HTrjis function in Lynx 2.8.6 and earlier allows remote NNTP servers to execute arbitrary code via certain article headers containing Asian characters that cause Lynx to add extra escape (ESC) characters.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1085-1, DSA-874-1, DSA-876-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs334423, 335033
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
lynx-cur (PTS)squeeze2.8.8dev.5-1fixed
wheezy2.8.8dev.12-2fixed
jessie, sid2.8.9dev1-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
lynxsource(unstable)2.8.5-2sarge1high335033
lynxsourcesarge2.8.5-2sarge1highDSA-876-1
lynxsourcewoody2.8.4.1b-3.3highDSA-874-1
lynx-cursource(unstable)2.8.6-16high334423
lynx-cursourcesarge2.8.6-9sarge1highDSA-1085-1
lynx-cursourcewoody2.8.5-2.5woody1highDSA-1085-1
lynx-sslsource(unstable)(unfixed)high

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