Debian DSA-036-1 : Midnight Commander - arbitrary program execution

medium Nessus Plugin ID 14873
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VPR Score: 5.8


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It has been reported that a local user could tweak Midnight Commander of another user into executing an arbitrary program under the user id of the person running Midnight Commander. This behaviour has been fixed by Andrew V. Samoilov.


Upgrade the mc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14873

File Name: debian_DSA-036.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gmc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-1109

BID: 2016

DSA: 036