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<title>Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Midnight Commander contains several format string errors, buffer overflows
and one buffer underflow leading to execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">mc</product>
<announced>February 17, 2005</announced>
<revised>February 17, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>77992</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-misc/mc" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.6.0-r13</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">4.6.0-r13</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Midnight Commander is a visual console file manager.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Midnight Commander contains several format string vulnerabilities
(CAN-2004-1004), buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1005), a memory
deallocation error (CAN-2004-1092) and a buffer underflow
(CAN-2004-1176).
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Midnight
Commander or cause Denial of Service by freeing unallocated memory.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r13&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1004">CAN-2004-1004</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1005">CAN-2004-1005</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1092">CAN-2004-1092</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1176">CAN-2004-1176</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 14 Feb 2005 20:35:43 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:08:08 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 15 Feb 2005 20:09:31 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>