Debian DSA-698-1 : mc - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17640
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VPR Score: 6.6


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


An unfixed buffer overflow has been discovered by Andrew V. Samoilov in mc, the midnight commander, a file browser and manager. This update also fixes a regression from DSA 497.


Upgrade the mc packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.5.55-1.2woody6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17640

File Name: debian_DSA-698.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/29/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/29/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0763

DSA: 698