GLSA-200403-09 : Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander

High Nessus Plugin ID 14460


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-09 (Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander)

A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's virtual filesystem.
Impact :

This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer during the symlink conversion process.
Workaround :

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.


All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5' # emerge '>=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14460

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200403-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1023

GLSA: 200403-09