It was discovered that there was a remote authentication credential leak in the
lynx text-based web browser.
The package now correctly handles authentication subcomponents in URIs (eg.
https://user:firstname.lastname@example.org) to avoid remote attackers discovering
cleartext credentials in SSL connection data.
For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.9dev1-2+deb8u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your lynx-cur packages.
Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at: https://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/