GLSA-201402-18 : GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72613
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-18 (GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive file using GNU Midnight Commander, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/mc-4.8.7'