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Bug 114540 - CAN-2003-1023 mc stack overflow
CAN-2003-1023 mc stack overflow
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2004-01-29 07:10 EST by Leonard den Ottolander
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.6.0-8.4
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Last Closed: 2004-02-09 10:56:59 EST
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Description Leonard den Ottolander 2004-01-29 07:10:14 EST
A buffer overflow has been found in Midnight Commander's virtual
filesystem code. Specifically, a stack-based buffer overflow in
vfs_s_resolve_symlink of vfs/direntry.c allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code during symlink conversion.

Also see bug #113849 and bug #113850
Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-04 16:32:26 EST
The patch was already included in 8.1, but at that time not announced
as a security update (actually not announced at all).

8.4 should be pushed to the main update tree ASAP as this is a serious
vulnerability and not every body runs or checks testing, so I assume
90% of people running Fedora are still vulnerable.

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