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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200405-21 ] Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200405-21)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: May 26, 2004
Bug(s): #49990
ID: 200405-21

Synopsis


Multiple security issues have been discovered in Midnight Commander
including several buffer overflows and string format vulnerabilities.


Background


Midnight Commander is a visual console file manager.


Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/mc
Vulnerable: <= 4.6.0-r6
Unaffected: >= 4.6.0-r7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Numerous security issues have been discovered in Midnight Commander,
including several buffer overflow vulnerabilities, multiple vulnerabilities
in the handling of temporary file and directory creation, and multiple
format string vulnerabilities.


Impact


The buffer overflows and format string vulnerabilities may allow attackers
to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with permissions of
the user running MC. The insecure creation of temporary files and
directories could lead to a privilege escalation, including root
privileges, for a local attacker.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to version 4.6.0-r7 or higher of Midnight Commander.


Resolution


All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code:
# emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r7
    # emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r7"


References

CAN-2004-0226
CAN-2004-0231
CAN-2004-0232


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