vade79 has reported a vulnerability in Lynx, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to unspecified configuration and input validation errors in the handling of certain URI handlers which execute local programs. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands via the "lynxcgi", "lynxexec", and "lynxprog" URI handlers.
The vulnerability has been reported in version 2.8.5. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: Lynx "lynxcgi:" URI Handler Arbitrary Command Execution
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