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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200403-09">
<title>Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander</title>
<synopsis>
A remotely-exploitable buffer overflow in Midnight Commander allows
arbitrary code to be run on a user's computer
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">mc</product>
<announced>March 29, 2004</announced>
<revised>March 29, 2004: 01</revised>
<bug>45957</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-misc/mc" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.6.0-r5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">4.6.0-r4</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Midnight Commander is a visual file manager.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's
virtual filesystem.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's
computer during the symlink conversion process.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"
# emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-1023">CAN-2003-1023</uri>
</references>
</glsa>