Debian DSA-497-1 : mc - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15334
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jacub Jelinek discovered several vulnerabilities in the Midnight Commander, a powerful file manager for GNU/Linux systems. The problems were classified as follows :

CAN-2004-0226 Buffer overflows CAN-2004-0231 Insecure temporary file and directory creations CAN-2004-0232 Format string problems


Upgrade the mc packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.5.55-1.2woody3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15334

File Name: debian_DSA-497.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/29/2004

Reference Information

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

BID: 10242

DSA: 497