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[ GLSA 200502-24 ] Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 21:55:51 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200502-24
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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
========

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
=================

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

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:

    # 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
============

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?
=========

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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