Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mc (MDKSA-2000:078)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A problem was found in the cons.saver program by Maurycy Prodeus. The
cons.saver program is a screensaver for the console that is included
in the mc package. cons.saver does not check if it is started with a
valid stdout, which combined with a bug in its check to see if its
argument is a tty (it forgets to close the file-descriptor after
opening the supposed tty), causes it to write a NULL character to the
file given as its parameter.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61864 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-1108

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