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|Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:05 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-24 ] Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilit
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200502-24)
Date: February 17, 2005
Midnight Commander contains several format string errors, buffer overflows and one buffer underflow leading to execution of arbitrary code.
Midnight Commander is a visual console file manager.
Vulnerable: < 4.6.0-r13
Unaffected: >= 4.6.0-r13
Architectures: All supported architectures
Midnight Commander contains several format string vulnerabilities (CAN-2004-1004), buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1005), a memory deallocation error (CAN-2004-1092) and a buffer underflow (CAN-2004-1176).
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Midnight Commander or cause Denial of Service by freeing unallocated memory.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r13"
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