Current Description

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.

Basic Data

PublishedNovember 16, 1999
Last ModifiedOctober 18, 2016
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score5.0
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of KansasLynx2.7*******
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of KansasLynx2.8*******

Vulnerable Software List

University Of Kansas Lynx 2.7, 2.8


19991116 lynx 2.8.x - 'special URLs' anti-spoofing protection is weak
804 Vendor Advisory