Lynx Command Injection (SCOSA-2005.55)

Original Release Date: January 30, 2006
Last Revised: May 27, 2009
Number: ASA-2006-035
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 2.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

SCO has issued a security advisory regarding UnixWare running lynx.

A vulnerability has been found in lynx that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands as the underlying user. Some Avaya System products are affected by this vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2929 to this issue.

The original SCO advisory can be viewed at:

2. Avaya System Products with Lynx installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Intuity Audix LX R5.x Low Will not be addressed since no further releases of IALX are planned.

3. Recommended Actions:

For all system products which use vulnerable versions of UnixWare running lynx, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as an update becomes available and can be installed.

4. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

5. Disclaimer:

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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - January 30, 2006 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - May 27, 2009 - Updated IALX Actions and changed status to Final.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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