Re: Midnight Commander Multiple vulnerabilities


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

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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