Debian Security Advisory

DLA-719-1 lynx-cur -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Nov 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9179.
More information:

Current versions of lynx have incorrect parsing of the URL. In certian circumstances the hostname will be incorrectly derived after the '?' character. This could lead to lynx incorrectly going to the wrong website.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.8dev.12-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-cur packages.

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