RHEL 2.1 : mc (RHSA-2004:172)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 12489
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated mc packages that resolve several buffer overflow vulnerabilities, one format string vulnerability and several temporary file creation vulnerabilities are now available.

Midnight Commander (mc) is a visual shell much like a file manager.

Several buffer overflows, several temporary file creation vulnerabilities, and one format string vulnerability have been discovered in Midnight Commander. These vulnerabilities were discovered mostly by Andrew V. Samoilov and Pavel Roskin. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-0226, CVE-2004-0231, and CVE-2004-0232 to these issues.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12489

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-172.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/6/2004

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gmc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mcserv, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 5/19/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0226, CVE-2004-0231, CVE-2004-0232

RHSA: 2004:172