Debian DSA-639-1 : mc - several vulnerabilities

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VPR Score: 5.8


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


Andrew V. Samoilov has noticed that several bugfixes which were applied to the source by upstream developers of mc, the midnight commander, a file browser and manager, were not backported to the current version of mc that Debian ships in their stable release. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following vulnerabilities :

- CAN-2004-1004 Multiple format string vulnerabilities

- CAN-2004-1005

Multiple buffer overflows

- CAN-2004-1009

One infinite loop vulnerability

- CAN-2004-1090

Denial of service via corrupted section header

- CAN-2004-1091

Denial of service via null dereference

- CAN-2004-1092

Freeing unallocated memory

- CAN-2004-1093

Denial of service via use of already freed memory

- CAN-2004-1174

Denial of service via manipulating non-existing file handles

- CAN-2004-1175

Unintended program execution via insecure filename quoting

- CAN-2004-1176

Denial of service via a buffer underflow


Upgrade the mc package.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 4.5.55-1.2woody5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16165

File Name: debian_DSA-639.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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: 1/14/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1004, CVE-2004-1005, CVE-2004-1009, CVE-2004-1090, CVE-2004-1091, CVE-2004-1092, CVE-2004-1093, CVE-2004-1174, CVE-2004-1175, CVE-2004-1176

DSA: 639