Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mc (MDKSA-2000:078)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61864
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA problem was found in the cons.saver program by Maurycy Prodeus. The cons.saver program is a screensaver for the console that is included in the mc package. cons.saver does not check if it is started with a valid stdout, which combined with a bug in its check to see if its argument is a tty (it forgets to close the file-descriptor after opening the supposed tty), causes it to write a NULL character to the file given as its parameter.
SolutionUpdate the affected gmc, mc and / or mcserv packages.