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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Midnight Commander Vendors:   GNU Midnight Commander Project
(Mandrake Issues Fix) Midnight Commander Has Multiple Bugs That May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1009983
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1009983
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0226, CVE-2004-0231, CVE-2004-0232   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 30 2004
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Midnight Commander. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges.

Debian and Mandrake reported multiple vulnerabilities in Midnight Commander. The flaws include several buffer overflows [CVE: CVE-2004-0226], a format string vulnerability [CVE: CVE-2004-0232], and a temporary file and directory creation vulnerability [CVE: CVE-2004-0231].

Jacub Jelinek is credited with discovering the flaws.

Impact:   A local user may be able to gain the privileges of the user running mc.
Solution:   Mandrake has released a fix.

Mandrakelinux 10.0:
0808731d1842adfa0ebddd0986b3210f 10.0/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-6.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
aaab8b2196c2c8a9abfda7747d8137a2 10.0/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-6.1.100mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 2.1:
762b49ecdb47903842749008db97fa42 corporate/2.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.i586.rpm
0dcf3d4688044ac124e85e77a88b8fe1 corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
3bb3b359b6ef294f42918d4c2a25c607 x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
0dcf3d4688044ac124e85e77a88b8fe1 x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.1:
df5331752d6ba8d340bc2eb02d3dfc8f 9.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
7d2552f8e8e482c3507e6a83a13205cc 9.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
2891797fb772ad1ddb03e61b93acef94 ppc/9.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
7d2552f8e8e482c3507e6a83a13205cc ppc/9.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.2:
0617b22bb2db89c964a881cd79efbdaa 9.2/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
3ca594cfc21ff50089d5eeafb6014766 9.2/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
71c3280f596e7107e6325f4763469664 amd64/9.2/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
3ca594cfc21ff50089d5eeafb6014766 amd64/9.2/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.src.rpm

Vendor URL:  www.ibiblio.org/mc/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error, Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Mandriva/Mandrake)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.0, 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 30 2004 Midnight Commander Has Multiple Bugs That May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  MDKSA-2004:039 - Updated mc packages fix vulnerabilities


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 _______________________________________________________________________

                 Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package name:           mc
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:039
 Date:                   April 29th, 2004

 Affected versions:	 10.0, 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 Several vulnerabilities in Midnight Commander were found by Jacub
 Jelinek.  This includes several buffer overflows (CAN-2004-0226), as
 well as a format string issue (CAN-2004-0232), and an issue with
 temporary file and directory creation (CAN-2004-0231). Most of the
 included fixes are backports from CVS, done by Andrew V. Samoilov
 and Pavel Roskin.
 
 The updated packages are patched to correct these problems.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0226
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0231
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0232
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:
  
 Mandrakelinux 10.0:
 0808731d1842adfa0ebddd0986b3210f  10.0/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-6.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
 aaab8b2196c2c8a9abfda7747d8137a2  10.0/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-6.1.100mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1:
 762b49ecdb47903842749008db97fa42  corporate/2.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 0dcf3d4688044ac124e85e77a88b8fe1  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 3bb3b359b6ef294f42918d4c2a25c607  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 0dcf3d4688044ac124e85e77a88b8fe1  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.1:
 df5331752d6ba8d340bc2eb02d3dfc8f  9.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 7d2552f8e8e482c3507e6a83a13205cc  9.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
 2891797fb772ad1ddb03e61b93acef94  ppc/9.1/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 7d2552f8e8e482c3507e6a83a13205cc  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2:
 0617b22bb2db89c964a881cd79efbdaa  9.2/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 3ca594cfc21ff50089d5eeafb6014766  9.2/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
 71c3280f596e7107e6325f4763469664  amd64/9.2/RPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 3ca594cfc21ff50089d5eeafb6014766  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/mc-4.6.0-4.2.92mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
 update.

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

 Mandrakesoft has several security-related mailing list services that
 anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
 visiting:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security linux-mandrake.com>
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