GLSA-201402-18 : GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-201402-18
(GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive file using GNU Midnight Commander, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/mc-4.8.7'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72613 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55777

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4463