RHEL 2.1 : mc (RHSA-2004:035)
High Nessus Plugin ID 12456
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated mc packages that resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability are now available.
Midnight Commander is a visual shell much like a file manager.
A buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's virtual filesystem code. Specifically, a stack-based buffer overflow in vfs_s_resolve_symlink of vfs/direntry.c allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code during symlink conversion.
Users of Midnight Commander should install these updated packages, which resolve this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected gmc, mc and / or mcserv packages.