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<glsa id="200403-09">
<title>Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander</title>
A remotely-exploitable buffer overflow in Midnight Commander allows
arbitrary code to be run on a user's computer
<product type="ebuild">mc</product>
<announced>March 29, 2004</announced>
<revised>March 29, 2004: 01</revised>
<package name="app-misc/mc" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.6.0-r5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">4.6.0-r4</vulnerable>
Midnight Commander is a visual file manager.
A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's
virtual filesystem.
<impact type="high">
This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's
computer during the symlink conversion process.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
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"</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2003-1023</uri>