local privilege escalation in mc

2004-05-14T14:09:57
ID SUSE-SA:2004:012
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2004-05-14T14:09:57

Description

The Midnight Commander (mc) is a file manager for the console. The mc code is vulnerable to several security related bugs like buffer overflows, incorrect format string handling and insecure usage of temporary files. These bugs can be exploited by local users to gain access to the privileges of the user running mc.