GLSA-200403-09 : Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander
High Nessus Plugin ID 14460
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer during the symlink conversion process.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
SolutionAll 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'