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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-18
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary
           code
     Date: February 20, 2014
     Bugs: #436518
       ID: 201402-18

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Synopsis
=======
GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment
variables, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial
of Service.

Background
=========
GNU Midnight Commander is a text based file manager.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-misc/mc                  < 4.8.7                    >= 4.8.7 

Description
==========
GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment
variables.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive file using GNU Midnight Commander, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.8.7"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2012-4463
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4463

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201402-18

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======
Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/


Gentoo: GLSA-201402-18: GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service

Summary

GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables.

Resolution

All GNU Midnight Commander users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/mc-4.8.7"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-4463 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4463

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201402-18

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: GNU Midnight Commander: User-assisted execution of arbitrary
Date: February 20, 2014
Bugs: #436518
ID: 201402-18

Synopsis

GNU Midnight Commander does not properly sanitize environment variables, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Background

GNU Midnight Commander is a text based file manager.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-misc/mc < 4.8.7 >= 4.8.7

Impact

===== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted archive file using GNU Midnight Commander, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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