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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:05 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200403-09 ] Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander (GLSA 200403-09)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 29, 2004
Bug(s): #45957
ID: 200403-09

Synopsis

A remotely-exploitable buffer overflow in Midnight Commander allows arbitrary code to be run on a user's computer

Background

Midnight Commander is a visual file manager.

Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/mc
Vulnerable: <= 4.6.0-r4
Unaffected: >= 4.6.0-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's virtual filesystem.

Impact

This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer during the symlink conversion process.

Workaround

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution

All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"
# emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"


References

CAN-2003-1023


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