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: