DSA 639-1: New mc packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/14/2005 07:49 AM

New mc packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 639-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 14th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mc
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1004 CAN-2004-1005 CAN-2004-1009 CAN-2004-1090 CAN-2004-1091
CAN-2004-1092 CAN-2004-1093 CAN-2004-1174 CAN-2004-1175 CAN-2004-1176

Andrew V. Samoilov has noticed that several bugfixes which were applied to the source by upstream developers of mc, the midnight commander, a file browser and manager, were not backported to the current version of mc that Debian ships in their stable release. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following vulnerabilities:

CAN-2004-1004

Multiple format string vulnerabilities

CAN-2004-1005

Multiple buffer overflows

CAN-2004-1009

One infinite loop vulnerability

CAN-2004-1090

Denial of service via corrupted section header

CAN-2004-1091

Denial of service via null dereference

CAN-2004-1092

Freeing unallocated memory

CAN-2004-1093

Denial of service via use of already freed memory

CAN-2004-1174

Denial of service via manipulating non-existing file handles

CAN-2004-1175

Unintended program execution via insecure filename quoting

CAN-2004-1176

Denial of service via a buffer underflow

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 4.5.55-1.2woody5

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems should already be fixed since they were backported from current versions.

We recommend that you upgrade your mc package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 798 09408d39e539898d3384293454b806a8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 51884 64d27d64149013cbbfcbe0d568f872af
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4850321 82772e729bb2ecfe486a6c219ebab09f

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1186490 28bce9bd85c73413c4e610a83f6c80dd
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 562942 519466cca7aa730a64c5ff629fe64112
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351654 7b7e2ee396427d08f38bb2610533fb25

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1028206 7bc8143ab26f4c42ef99de8f86d30604
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 480562 94e93aaa4a2dccb4b3acde553091fce7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351824 cd5a6b905f11fd1661a16e790bf1f588

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 994986 0c53de4cf192308977e39bb4a7216314
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 455878 7a09ac156183bc9cee032d674e21587c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351766 fe4f6d051f36930a1533ac7239d5759f

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1435394 06eb2692e366aa35d3aa39f2903253a7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 689186 df58ef7f32905a5c4ade98dab6013ef0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351652 6530011245a834c8df64a972855b3995

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1144490 2d28d59dacd0d57ade92139783897a52
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 541214 cae4c0accc681cb6d74bebcd38424657
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352116 9b18a11f41ad50f53787129cbb70ee45

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 957852 622795322c8d3ccb1f844ca4e80fbc07
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 436992 28fe37f13b19930168d06a6092e4295e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352176 83bdc91613abb383a2ba65e39b86ec17

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1087044 ca4c17d34d697187723ed33915949171
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 536772 f797b059e1baf558a147296545ab308c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352072 de11cf9737a1835a78db10a9f9e01677

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1081206 15555616a4587281d589d6c4d75fff4d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 535634 44ba98ca679814dca5414955ade5477c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351830 d4dd86b51fd4f80034323d8fb7fed93e

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1043048 fa3c76890db2a3eb8910630dda4e2ee1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 490084 f9a035d0cabd0b5a2208a83ccdb262d3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352100 07c82e678f74390eb7be89ca324faaad

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1029952 d114807d61819ad87a705d9c145e4e69
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 479508 b9ce19425fb67653ca449f13a564c5b6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352022 66290d632d0aeefd2758a9b09c41bd00

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1029094 189ad1f55bee5b1f45f8286830c59413
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 483478 f693c3a851ff549e7ea1e64dc993f776
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352114 e26e3f182414e28488950d059bfeee61


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.


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