RHEL 2.1 : mc (RHSA-2005:217)

high Nessus Plugin ID 17267
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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated mc packages that fix multiple security issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Midnight Commander (mc) is a visual shell, much like a file manager.

Several format string bugs were found in Midnight Commander. If a user is tricked by an attacker into opening a specially crafted path with mc, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Midnight Commander. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1004 to this issue.

Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Midnight Commander. If a user is tricked by an attacker into opening a specially crafted file or path with mc, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Midnight Commander. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1005 to this issue.

A buffer underflow bug was found in Midnight Commander. If a malicious local user is able to modify the extfs.ini file, it could be possible to execute arbitrary code as a user running Midnight Commander. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1176 to this issue.

Users of mc should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch, and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution

Update the affected gmc, mc and / or mcserv packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1004

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1005

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1176

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=295261

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:217

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17267

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-217.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/4/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:gmc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mcserv, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2005

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2005:217