Debian: 'mc' local DoS

    Date 25 Nov 2000
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    cons.saver does not check if it is started with a valid stdout, potentially causing a denial of service.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    https://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    November 25, 2000
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    Package        : mc
    Problem type   : local DoS
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Maurycy Prodeus found a problem in cons.saver, a screensaver for
    the console that is included in the mc package. cons.saver does not
    check if it is started with a valid stdout, which combined with a
    bug in its check to see if its argument is a tty (it forgot to
    close the file-descriptor after opening the supposed tty) causes it
    to write a NUL character to the file given as its parameter.
    
    This has been fixed in version 4.5.42-11.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 98428eb4284349e15b21b2cd36fbf55d
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5.dsc
          MD5 checksum: f6bfd1c1c458247e49ec1f73a8da5a47
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mc_4.5.42.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 0d2e63dd4b0c0a3d4d6c5933187ba222
    
      Alpha architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/gmc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 778a5121ae88e6dd5921ce65159a8f62
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/mc-common_4.5.42-11.potato.5_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: b33dab94b93fe534fb448ad6ab5c2d3d
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8fc235ecf3f4d39db8b6d264a99bcc88
    
      ARM architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/gmc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 41de0eced28ed9962cf3cd7744e25842
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/mc-common_4.5.42-11.potato.5_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: b99c2bfcb69adcc103760542c18870fc
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 93c09c57cb6cd99908999764ecc955cf
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/gmc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 13e981aac3e5562cd10354af83a756c5
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/mc-common_4.5.42-11.potato.5_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 3bd645c007bef90220f48bf3e8b451e8
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: ffb14638ea3bdcd5faa8e49e7611266b
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/gmc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: b63de3e53f49b188e5a516dac57185bf
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/mc-common_4.5.42-11.potato.5_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8ba419260b77557da2cfd4f867cddc73
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: d49246c914ad48fa0fdfdc08e5150635
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/gmc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 165eb728fc75d5ee4ebadad0609a8350
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/mc-common_4.5.42-11.potato.5_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 0cee7ec7bc646a3987a7571a36446f1e
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 14628f3fdc3cd10eb81e5458cb5f49a5
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/gmc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 44893268efa32df9867088cffa2c2f4d
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/mc-common_4.5.42-11.potato.5_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: a6e92192b8b5ea7dc91f8607adddcddd
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/mc_4.5.42-11.potato.5_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9e18fc005fffdb0e08c44c32df8b2e50
    
      These files will be moved into
       ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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