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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.53057
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:512
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:512
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:512.

Midnight Commander is a visual shell much like a file manager.

Several denial of service bugs were found in Midnight Commander. These bugs
could cause Midnight Commander to hang or crash if a victim opens a
carefully crafted file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-1009, CVE-2004-1090,
CVE-2004-1091, CVE-2004-1093 and CVE-2004-1174 to these issues.

A filename quoting bug was found in Midnight Commander's FISH protocol
handler. If a victim connects via embedded SSH support to a host containing
a carefully crafted filename, arbitrary code may be executed as the user
running Midnight Commander. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1175 to this issue.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Midnight Commander handles
directory completion. If a victim uses completion on a maliciously crafted
directory path, it is possible for arbitrary code to be executed as the
user running Midnight Commander. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0763 to this issue.

Users of mc are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain
backported security patches to correct these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-512.html

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1009
Debian Security Information: DSA-639 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-639
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-512.html
XForce ISS Database: midnight-commander-dos(18903)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/18903
http://secunia.com/advisories/13863/
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1090
XForce ISS Database: midnight-commander-section-dos(18907)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/18907
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1091
http://secunia.com/advisories/13863
XForce ISS Database: midnight-commander-find-dos(18908)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/18908
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1093
XForce ISS Database: midnight-commander-key-dos(18905)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/18905
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1174
http://securitytracker.com/id?1012903
XForce ISS Database: midnight-commander-direntry-dos(18909)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/18909
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1175
XForce ISS Database: midnight-commander-command-execution(18906)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/18906
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0763
Debian Security Information: DSA-698 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-698
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