SOT Linux Advisory: mcApr 12, 2004, 21:14 (0 Talkback[s])
SOT Linux Security Advisory
Subject: Updated mc package for SOT Linux 2003
1. Problem description
According to a message from Ilya Teterin posted on Bugtraq, the Midnight Commander application uses a uninitialized buffer to handle symlinks in VFS. This allows attackers to execute arbitrary code during symlink conversion. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2003-1023 to the problem.
Users of MC should update to these erratum packages which are not vulnerable to this issue.
2. Updated packages
SOT Linux 2003 Desktop:
SOT Linux 2003 Server:
3. Upgrading package
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
Use up2date to automatically upgrade the fixed packages.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from the SOT Linux FTP site (use the links above) or from one of our mirrors. The list of mirrors can be obtained at www.sot.com/en/linux
Update the package with the following command: rpm -Uvh <filename>
All packages are PGP signed by SOT for security.
You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig <filename>
If you wish to verify the integrity of the downloaded package, run "md5sum <filename>" and compare the output with data given below.
Package Name MD5 sum
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