GLSA-200502-24 : Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 17138
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VPR Score: 5.8


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-24 (Midnight Commander: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Midnight Commander contains several format string vulnerabilities (CAN-2004-1004), buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1005), a memory deallocation error (CAN-2004-1092) and a buffer underflow (CAN-2004-1176).
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Midnight Commander or cause Denial of Service by freeing unallocated memory.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r13'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17138

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-24.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 2/18/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:gentoo:linux:mc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1004, CVE-2004-1005, CVE-2004-1092, CVE-2004-1176

GLSA: 200502-24