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Midnight Commander Multiple vulnerabilities

Subject: Midnight Commander Multiple vulnerabilities
From: "Cleve Philippe"
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 15:16:07 +0200

Searching information about Midnight Commander on the net, I've found
multiple documents saying:

"A vulnerability has been identified in Midnight Commander (mc), which
potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when handling
symlinks in compressed files. This can be exploited by constructing a
compressed file containing overly long, specially crafted symlinks. This
will cause a stack overflow when a user tries to view the content of the
malicious compressed file using mc.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 4.5.55 but should
reportedly affect versions 4.5.52 through 4.6.0."

Where are currently using mc 4.6.0 on Solaris 9.

What's the situation in our case?

Does any correction exist?



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