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New mc packages fix buffer overflow

A vulnerability was discovered in Midnight Commander, a file manager, whereby a malicious archive (such as a .tar file) could cause arbitrary code to be executed if opened by Midnight Commander.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 424-1
  • Date: January 16, 2004

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 424-1 [email protected] Matt Zimmerman
January 16th, 2004
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Package : mc
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-1023

A vulnerability was discovered in Midnight Commander, a file manager,
whereby a malicious archive (such as a .tar file) could cause
arbitrary code to be executed if opened by Midnight Commander.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 4.5.55-1.2woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1:4.6.0-4.6.1-pre1-1.

We recommend that you update your mc package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 797 0d6f8c733c81707b6da81e27f877b271
Size/MD5 checksum: 33293 ce42d50c572b58ac0abd28e0dd9cc076
Size/MD5 checksum: 4850321 82772e729bb2ecfe486a6c219ebab09f

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1182848 57163da15f3055e26800903e6418d8a7
Size/MD5 checksum: 560976 98e635c74d4fc62e36ed70a443496081
Size/MD5 checksum: 1350990 2695fce52f1289067b590405c321715c

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1024972 a76436b6216f272e65a44cab92107924
Size/MD5 checksum: 478210 beedf3b65a86a09f86b954a6a2aff08a
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351086 0b7b4ff418f8c15d185b1881ee2e74f0

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 992058 10fe505f8cd59699485bb156a2139913
Size/MD5 checksum: 453560 8c45b201009d084f2aeb850190446ad8
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351046 637e5c75a130c7813e4b3d71be82acfe

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1431172 fcc33e82760761298baab4a89b273de5
Size/MD5 checksum: 686630 3015bc29165e1caf53bf7f21c2b1d518
Size/MD5 checksum: 1350982 1a68362464c0a7f1b55f68b8db7c0974

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1142252 d3d9e252387aad10007e1ac4d0393d49
Size/MD5 checksum: 539770 1b4e84762374c4710d0a73f14e217f99
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351372 e010eb84f208b214f22052fac962349a

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 955782 b312e654b1ba0749f91ad0c3b723ae50
Size/MD5 checksum: 435060 b5098beeda86041faef3c6583f1ca6df
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351548 1956ac76843514bb1abba1898858f111

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1084440 3d701c5d31b012367da43bbdaabf9ed5
Size/MD5 checksum: 535016 c947de9db4504246e9b1421767f836cc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351494 cf4575860b110ac5569768eed69ed719

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1040834 5d956b0ce80752e94933d1cb4c177776
Size/MD5 checksum: 487920 5d880a8a277c1b09c155d8d071eb9323
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351364 1c064a34bc35ec729115415e90271c9e

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1027180 95e3a56c659d307e83945269ca9450b9
Size/MD5 checksum: 477210 d69d94302880a813ac01174800d0cc0b
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351330 b7aef4036f698cbebd5ab98a57e639d8

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1026474 75a6e4b36b432db5b49f6fc4784d8a79
Size/MD5 checksum: 481556 df562844379347c39d555ffba05fd185
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351324 8b95d4afa916dda9f17c595e6422363f

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)


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