Buffer overflow in Midnight Commander

2004-03-29T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200403-09
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2004-03-29T00:00:00

Description

Background

Midnight Commander is a visual file manager.

Description

A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's virtual filesystem.

Impact

This overflow allows an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer during the symlink conversion process.

Workaround

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution

All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:

 # emerge sync

 # emerge -pv ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"
 # emerge ">=app-misc/mc-4.6.0-r5"