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    Debian: 'mc' local DoS

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    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.                         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.
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    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: 98428eb4284349e15b21b2cd36fbf55d
          MD5 checksum: f6bfd1c1c458247e49ec1f73a8da5a47
          MD5 checksum: 0d2e63dd4b0c0a3d4d6c5933187ba222
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 778a5121ae88e6dd5921ce65159a8f62
          MD5 checksum: b33dab94b93fe534fb448ad6ab5c2d3d
          MD5 checksum: 8fc235ecf3f4d39db8b6d264a99bcc88
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 41de0eced28ed9962cf3cd7744e25842
          MD5 checksum: b99c2bfcb69adcc103760542c18870fc
          MD5 checksum: 93c09c57cb6cd99908999764ecc955cf
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 13e981aac3e5562cd10354af83a756c5
          MD5 checksum: 3bd645c007bef90220f48bf3e8b451e8
          MD5 checksum: ffb14638ea3bdcd5faa8e49e7611266b
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: b63de3e53f49b188e5a516dac57185bf
          MD5 checksum: 8ba419260b77557da2cfd4f867cddc73
          MD5 checksum: d49246c914ad48fa0fdfdc08e5150635
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 165eb728fc75d5ee4ebadad0609a8350
          MD5 checksum: 0cee7ec7bc646a3987a7571a36446f1e
          MD5 checksum: 14628f3fdc3cd10eb81e5458cb5f49a5
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 44893268efa32df9867088cffa2c2f4d
          MD5 checksum: a6e92192b8b5ea7dc91f8607adddcddd
          MD5 checksum: 9e18fc005fffdb0e08c44c32df8b2e50
      These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory$arch/ .
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