GLSA 200502-24: Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilitie
Posted on: 02/18/2005 06:17 AM

A Midnight Commander security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-24
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: February 17, 2005
Bugs: #77992
ID: 200502-24

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

Background
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Midnight Commander is a visual console file manager.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-misc/mc < 4.6.0-r13 >= 4.6.0-r13

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r13"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1004
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1004
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-1005
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1005
[ 3 ] CAN-2004-1092
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1092
[ 4 ] CAN-2004-1176
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1176

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-24.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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