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Debian: New mc packages fix several vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Debian ndrew V. Samoilov has noticed that several bugfixes which were applied to the source by upstream developers of mc, the midnight commander, a file browser and manager, were not backported to the current version of mc that Debian ships in their stable release.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 639-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 14th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mc
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1004 CAN-2004-1005 CAN-2004-1009 CAN-2004-1090 CAN-2004-1091 
                 CAN-2004-1092 CAN-2004-1093 CAN-2004-1174 CAN-2004-1175 CAN-2004-1176

Andrew V. Samoilov has noticed that several bugfixes which were
applied to the source by upstream developers of mc, the midnight
commander, a file browser and manager, were not backported to the
current version of mc that Debian ships in their stable release.  The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following
vulnerabilities:

CAN-2004-1004

    Multiple format string vulnerabilities

CAN-2004-1005

    Multiple buffer overflows

CAN-2004-1009

    One infinite loop vulnerability

CAN-2004-1090

    Denial of service via  corrupted section header

CAN-2004-1091

    Denial of service via null dereference

CAN-2004-1092

    Freeing unallocated memory

CAN-2004-1093

    Denial of service via use of already freed memory

CAN-2004-1174

    Denial of service via manipulating non-existing file handles

CAN-2004-1175

    Unintended program execution via insecure filename quoting

CAN-2004-1176

    Denial of service via a buffer underflow

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 4.5.55-1.2woody5

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems should already be
fixed since they were backported from current versions.

We recommend that you upgrade your mc package.


Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      798 09408d39e539898d3384293454b806a8
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    51884 64d27d64149013cbbfcbe0d568f872af
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4850321 82772e729bb2ecfe486a6c219ebab09f

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1186490 28bce9bd85c73413c4e610a83f6c80dd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   562942 519466cca7aa730a64c5ff629fe64112
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1351654 7b7e2ee396427d08f38bb2610533fb25

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1028206 7bc8143ab26f4c42ef99de8f86d30604
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   480562 94e93aaa4a2dccb4b3acde553091fce7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1351824 cd5a6b905f11fd1661a16e790bf1f588

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   994986 0c53de4cf192308977e39bb4a7216314
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   455878 7a09ac156183bc9cee032d674e21587c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1351766 fe4f6d051f36930a1533ac7239d5759f

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1435394 06eb2692e366aa35d3aa39f2903253a7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   689186 df58ef7f32905a5c4ade98dab6013ef0
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1351652 6530011245a834c8df64a972855b3995

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1144490 2d28d59dacd0d57ade92139783897a52
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   541214 cae4c0accc681cb6d74bebcd38424657
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1352116 9b18a11f41ad50f53787129cbb70ee45

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   957852 622795322c8d3ccb1f844ca4e80fbc07
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   436992 28fe37f13b19930168d06a6092e4295e
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1352176 83bdc91613abb383a2ba65e39b86ec17

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1087044 ca4c17d34d697187723ed33915949171
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   536772 f797b059e1baf558a147296545ab308c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1352072 de11cf9737a1835a78db10a9f9e01677

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1081206 15555616a4587281d589d6c4d75fff4d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   535634 44ba98ca679814dca5414955ade5477c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1351830 d4dd86b51fd4f80034323d8fb7fed93e

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1043048 fa3c76890db2a3eb8910630dda4e2ee1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   490084 f9a035d0cabd0b5a2208a83ccdb262d3
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1352100 07c82e678f74390eb7be89ca324faaad

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1029952 d114807d61819ad87a705d9c145e4e69
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   479508 b9ce19425fb67653ca449f13a564c5b6
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1352022 66290d632d0aeefd2758a9b09c41bd00

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/gmc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1029094 189ad1f55bee5b1f45f8286830c59413
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc_4.5.55-1.2woody5_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   483478 f693c3a851ff549e7ea1e64dc993f776
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mc/mc-common_4.5.55-1.2woody5_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1352114 e26e3f182414e28488950d059bfeee61


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

 
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