DescriptionUntrusted search path vulnerability in Lynx before 2.8.6rel.4 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via malicious (1) .mailcap and (2) mime.types files in the current working directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
lynx (PTS)stretch2.8.9dev11-1fixed
stretch (security)2.8.9dev11-1+deb9u1fixed
buster, buster (security)2.8.9rel.1-3+deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye2.9.0dev.6-3~deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid2.9.0dev.10-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
lynxsource(unstable)(not affected)


- lynx <not-affected> (Doesn't include the current directory in the search path)

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