CVE-ID

CVE-1999-1549

• Severity Rating • Fix Information • Vulnerable Software Versions • SCAP Mappings
Description
Lynx 2.x does not properly distinguish between internal and external HTML, which may allow a local attacker to read a "secure" hidden form value from a temporary file and craft a LYNXOPTIONS: URL that causes Lynx to modify the user's configuration file and execute commands.
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Date Entry Created
20010831 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010912)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(3) Cole, Foat, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:lynx-lynxurl-spoof(8342)

Proposed (Legacy)
20010912
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