GLSA-200403-09 : Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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
virtual filesystem.

Impact :

This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's
computer during the symlink conversion process.

Workaround :

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200403-09.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14460 (gentoo_GLSA-200403-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1023