Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4953-1 lynx -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 10 Aug 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 991971.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-38165.
- More information:
Thorsten Glaser and Axel Beckert reported that lynx, a non-graphical (text-mode) web browser, does not properly handle the userinfo subcomponent of a URI, which can lead to leaking of credential in cleartext in SNI data.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.9rel.1-3+deb10u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your lynx packages.
For the detailed security status of lynx please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/lynx