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|Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:05 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200403-09 ] Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander (GLSA 200403-09)
Date: March 29, 2004
A remotely-exploitable buffer overflow in Midnight Commander allows arbitrary code to be run on a user's computer
Midnight Commander is a visual file manager.
Vulnerable: <= 4.6.0-r4
Unaffected: >= 4.6.0-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures
A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's virtual filesystem.
This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer during the symlink conversion process.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"
# emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"
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