GLSA-200502-24 : Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-24
(Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Midnight Commander contains several format string vulnerabilities
(CAN-2004-1004), buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1005), a memory
deallocation error (CAN-2004-1092) and a buffer underflow

Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Midnight
Commander or cause Denial of Service by freeing unallocated memory.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r13'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17138 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1004