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Vulnerability Details : CVE-1999-1549

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.
Publish Date : 1999-11-16 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-1999-1549

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application University Of Kansas Lynx 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application University Of Kansas Lynx 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
University Of Kansas Lynx 2

- References For CVE-1999-1549

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/804
BID 804 Lynx Internal URL "secure" Parameter/Internal Link Verification Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=94286509804526&w=2
BUGTRAQ 19991116 lynx 2.8.x - 'special URLs' anti-spoofing protection is weak

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-1999-1549

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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