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Re: [Lynx-dev] CVE-2016-9179 (invalid URL parsing with '?')

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 04:07:20AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 06:13:59PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > Thomas Dickey <dickey@his.com> writes:
> > 
> > > Interesting enough, when I look at the trace, lynx dev.10 is doing this:
> > 
> > With lynx 2.8.9dev10-1 from Debian unstable, if I type in:
> > 
> > lynx 'http://google.com?@www.debian.org/'
> > 
> > Then I get the following warning that appears on screen for one second
> > (easy to miss):
> > 
> > Alert!: User/password may appear to be a hostname: 'google.com?' (e.g, 'google.com')
> > 
> > Then it takes me to http://www.debian.org/
> yes - and I was using the trace to see if I'd gotten the right host.
> The trace is (based on strace...) incorrect.  I'll fix that.

Here's the change which I just applied, which seems to work.
If there's no further changes needed, I'll release that as dev.11

A pointer to a web archive of this discussion would be useful.
(I updated the lynx-snapshots, in case anyone's curious).

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>

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