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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-18 ] GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted exe Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201402-18)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 20, 2014
Bug(s): #436518
ID: 201402-18

Synopsis

GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment
variables, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of
Service.


Background

GNU Midnight Commander is a text based file manager.

Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/mc
Vulnerable: < 4.8.7
Unaffected: >= 4.8.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables.

Impact

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.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.8.7"
   


References

CVE-2012-4463


Last edited by GLSA on Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:33 am; edited 2 times in total
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