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RHSA-2004-035: gmc Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gmc packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated mc packages that resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability are now
Midnight Commander is a visual shell much like a file manager.
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
Users of Midnight Commander should install these updated packages, which
resolve this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-035.html
Threat Level: High
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