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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-24 ] Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200502-24)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 17, 2005
Bug(s): #77992
ID: 200502-24

Synopsis

Midnight Commander contains several format string errors, buffer overflows and one buffer underflow leading to execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Midnight Commander is a visual console file manager.

Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/mc
Vulnerable: < 4.6.0-r13
Unaffected: >= 4.6.0-r13
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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).

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r13"


References

CAN-2004-1004
CAN-2004-1005
CAN-2004-1092
CAN-2004-1176


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