CVE-2016-9179

Priority
Description
lynx: It was found that Lynx doesn't parse the authority component of the
URL correctly when the host name part ends with '?', and could instead be
tricked into connecting to a different host.
Ubuntu-Description
It was discovered that Lynx incorrectly handled certain URLs. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to connect to a different host.
Notes
ratliffnote that the URL must end in / or the attack won't work
Package
Source: lynx (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (2.8.9dev11-1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):not-affected (2.8.9dev11-1)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (2.8.9dev11-1)
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):DNE
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Updated: 2020-04-24 03:34:10 UTC (commit d3f8a6ed481830fb100109a132bef581fc4176fe)