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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-21
(Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Numerous security issues have been discovered in Midnight Commander,
including several buffer overflow vulnerabilities, multiple vulnerabilities
in the handling of temporary file and directory creation, and multiple
format string vulnerabilities.
The buffer overflows and format string vulnerabilites may permit attackers
to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with permissions of
the user running MC. The insecure creation of temporary files and
directories could lead to a privilege escalation, including root
rights, for a local attacker.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to version 4.6.0-r7 or higher of Midnight Commander.
All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r7
# emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r7"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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