FreeBSD : Midnight Commander buffer overflow during symlink resolution (322d4ff6-85c3-11d8-a41f-0020ed76ef5a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37593


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


Midnight Commander uses a fixed sized stack buffer while resolving symbolic links within file archives (tar or cpio). If an attacker can cause a user to process a specially crafted file archive with Midnight Commander, the attacker may be able to obtain the privileges of the target user.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37593

File Name: freebsd_pkg_322d4ff685c311d8a41f0020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mc, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1023

BID: 8658