RHEL 2.1 : mc (RHSA-2004:464)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An updated mc package that resolves several shell escape security
issues is now available.

[Updated 5 January 2005] Packages have been updated to include the gmc
and mcserv packages which were left out of the initial errata.

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

Shell escape bugs have been discovered in several of the mc vfs
backend scripts. An attacker who is able to influence a victim to open
a specially crafted URI using mc could execute arbitrary commands as
the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0494 to this issue.

Users of mc should upgrade to this updated package which contains
backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0494.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-464.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14740 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0494