FreeBSD : Midnight Commander buffer overflow during symlink resolution (322d4ff6-85c3-11d8-a41f-0020ed76ef5a)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Midnight Commander uses a fixed sized stack buffer while resolving
symbolic links within file archives (tar or cpio). If an attacker can
cause a user to process a specially crafted file archive with Midnight
Commander, the attacker may be able to obtain the privileges of the
target user.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106399528518704
http://www.nessus.org/u?eeb7f857

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37593 (freebsd_pkg_322d4ff685c311d8a41f0020ed76ef5a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 8658

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1023

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