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RHSA-2004:464: mc security update

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RHSA-2004:464: mc security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/23/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated mc package that resolves several shell escape security issues is now available. [Updated 5 January 2005] Packages have been updated to include the gmc and mcserv packages which were left out of the initial errata.

Midnight Commander (mc) is a visual shell much like a file manager. Shell escape bugs have been discovered in several of the mc vfs backend scripts. An attacker who is able to influence a victim to open a specially-crafted URI using mc could execute arbitrary commands as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0494 to this issue. Users of mc should upgrade to this updated package which contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gmc
  • redhat-upgrade-mc
  • redhat-upgrade-mcserv

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