Package : mc Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2004-1004 CAN-2004-1005 CAN-2004-1009 CAN-2004-1090 CAN-2004-1091 CAN-2004-1092 CAN-2004-1093 CAN-2004-1174 CAN-2004-1175 CAN-2004-1176
Andrew V. Samoilov has noticed that several bugfixes which were applied to the source by upstream developers of mc, the midnight commander, a file browser and manager, were not backported to the current version of mc that Debian ships in their stable release. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
Multiple format string vulnerabilities
Multiple buffer overflows
One infinite loop vulnerability
Denial of service via corrupted section header
Denial of service via null dereference
Freeing unallocated memory
Denial of service via use of already freed memory
Denial of service via manipulating non-existing file handles
Unintended program execution via insecure filename quoting
Denial of service via a buffer underflow
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 4.5.55-1.2woody5
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems should already be fixed since they were backported from current versions.
We recommend that you upgrade your mc package.
Upgrade Instructions --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody --------------------------------