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|Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-18 ] GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted exe
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201402-18)
Date: February 20, 2014
GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment
variables, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of
GNU Midnight Commander is a text based file manager.
Vulnerable: < 4.8.7
Unaffected: >= 4.8.7
Architectures: All supported architectures
GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.8.7"
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