SuSE-SA:2004:012: mc

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13829


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:012 (mc).

The Midnight Commander (mc) is a file manager for the console.
The mc code is vulnerable to several security related bugs like buffer overflows, incorrect format string handling and insecure usage of temporary files.
These bugs can be exploited by local users to gain access to the privileges of the user running mc.

There is no workaround known other then avoid using mc.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13829

File Name: suse_SA_2004_012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

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

BID: 10242