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<glsa id="201402-18">
<title>GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment
variables, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of
Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">mc</product>
<announced>February 20, 2014</announced>
<revised>February 20, 2014: 1</revised>
<bug>436518</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-misc/mc" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.8.7</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">4.8.7</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>GNU Midnight Commander is a text based file manager.</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables.</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive file using GNU Midnight Commander, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-misc/mc-4.8.7"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4463">CVE-2012-4463</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:11:02 +0000">ackle</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:53:52 +0000">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>