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(Debian Issues Fix) Midnight Commander Buffer Overflow in insert_text() May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014225
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0763   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 17 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.5.55
Description:   A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in Midnight Commander. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges.

The vulnerability resides in the insert_text() function in 'src/complete.c'.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability was disclosed by the vendor in March 2002, but Debian recently disclosed that the vulnerability had not been fixed in Debian's version.]

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges.
Solution:   Debian has issued a fix.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody:

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 798 8e99dd740d8ffae2c41a90a6b116f229
Size/MD5 checksum: 52176 73bc0707bc6bda5e3ba6066985dc774e
Size/MD5 checksum: 4850321 82772e729bb2ecfe486a6c219ebab09f

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1186538 9239cbf4199a6544b3ca6332fd52db6f
Size/MD5 checksum: 562996 72dbc715e7a7283e11e29fea64552f30
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351898 63a8e1afcbba209db727d92d4955a8c9

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1028408 8826cb0c5a44b5af496dfeba6d607d55
Size/MD5 checksum: 480688 f6a09cce37d13577e92b373b75cc574c
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352032 5dfd20bcf483f407c6731773070c87c3

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 994490 459f7317ab45b42d003116efacfa196e
Size/MD5 checksum: 455232 aab393d3264175b8575cfaf66220f753
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351810 e1471d6e5f49bcd92e12ca9a73b74c33

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1435522 a3a000b0de5e6fa4cafaaf58263e47f7
Size/MD5 checksum: 689234 441e904cc527473e05b47b78d5c4bd2f
Size/MD5 checksum: 1351796 3e61ead9025a69305e554d63d7abf636

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1144534 4c2c57ec173ceed338bc9e44c882f670
Size/MD5 checksum: 541246 2dbf858ac3c53d54baccca0ca3d04031
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352288 cea79758caf2b6f33f989614d924c965

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 957858 d7028898ea3a35f85f78a7f087e694b2
Size/MD5 checksum: 437062 cd05897db0003c22f7bb18aecd1eec27
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352326 367211fbc6fa342d715416b958ec07b1

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1087190 3216349530cf0a9b2b73902084fea281
Size/MD5 checksum: 536944 281b9d6b996d040e2664355571bd0c7a
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352256 1ca47ba59015ff24fc0d324db184de31

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1081322 02bdddc905c6d80ebcc17b746a5f47b7
Size/MD5 checksum: 535794 c59f3a0071d2c751a1f5f320fd03c932
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352084 5ad918e829a9a31725de8dd687d7a742

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1043086 6d6cb89274647fb8eb0a8f8d089dd7bd
Size/MD5 checksum: 490208 716ce6d995b02f20452afaf96185fa59
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352208 3fe36051681012611989f15301b13e1a

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1030020 7d9b20ece50fd41ee2de10cb79826bc3
Size/MD5 checksum: 479574 5be9988d0c5fb89e1061fa06d5256327
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352116 bdcdd74197972f260d0aced37f324751

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1029098 aadd9cfef3188c17de809a51c2c11037
Size/MD5 checksum: 483630 176d603f21a2cc5253facafc5d86dcb2
Size/MD5 checksum: 1352214 5dfcd273857ed952157083c4d33fbcba

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Debian)
Underlying OS Comments:  3.0

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