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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14138


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: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2004/04/29

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2004:039