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Re: Midnight Commander Multiple vulnerabilities

Subject: Re: Midnight Commander Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 10:43:06 +0300

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:

> Hello Cleve,
> On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 15:16, Cleve Philippe wrote:
> > "A vulnerability has been identified in Midnight Commander (mc), which
> > potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's
> > system.
> Would you happen to have a CAN number for this issue, or another
> reference? If this issue doesn't yet have a CAN number maybe we should
> get one assigned?

>From the original message

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.

which appears to be CAN-2003-1023.

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