GLSA-200502-24 : Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-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
(CAN-2004-1176).

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-24.xml

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1004
CVE-2004-1005
CVE-2004-1092
CVE-2004-1176