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[GLSA-200405-21] Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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.

Impact

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.

Workaround

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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0226
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0231
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0232


Solution:
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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