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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-09
(Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander)
A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's
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.
See also :
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'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14460 (gentoo_GLSA-200403-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2003-1023
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