RHEL 2.1 : mc (RHSA-2004:172)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated mc packages that resolve several buffer overflow
vulnerabilities, one format string vulnerability and several temporary
file creation vulnerabilities are now available.

Midnight Commander (mc) is a visual shell much like a file manager.

Several buffer overflows, several temporary file creation
vulnerabilities, and one format string vulnerability have been
discovered in Midnight Commander. These vulnerabilities were
discovered mostly by Andrew V. Samoilov and Pavel Roskin. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
names CVE-2004-0226, CVE-2004-0231, and CVE-2004-0232 to these issues.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0226.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0231.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0232.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-172.html

Solution :

Update the affected gmc, mc and / or mcserv packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12489 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0226
CVE-2004-0231
CVE-2004-0232