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[GLSA-200403-09] Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-09
(Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander)


A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's
virtual filesystem.

Impact

This overflow permits a possible hacker to run arbitrary code on the user's
computer during the symlink conversion process.

Workaround

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-1023


Solution:
All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"
# emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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