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Security update for Midnight Commander (mc)

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(Last modified: 12JAN2004)


solutions Security update for Midnight Commander (mc) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (86209fd5040d8db0d179111173b54dad)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: mc
Release: 20040112
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using mc should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

An exploitable bug in mc's virtual file system (VFS) has been found which can be exploited by a specially crafted archive. The user who opens this archiv may execute arbitrary code and may therefore compromise system security.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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