Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mc (MDKSA-2004:039)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14138
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Several vulnerabilities in Midnight Commander were found by Jacub Jelinek. This includes several buffer overflows (CVE-2004-0226), as well as a format string issue (CVE-2004-0232), and an issue with temporary file and directory creation (CVE-2004-0231). Most of the included fixes are backports from CVS, done by Andrew V. Samoilov and Pavel Roskin.

The updated packages are patched to correct these problems.


Update the affected mc package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14138

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-039.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:mandriva:linux:mc, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2004

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2004:039