Midnight Commander (mc) 4.5.51 and earlier does not properly process malformed directory names when a user opens a directory, which allows other local users to gain privileges by creating directories that contain special characters followed by the commands to be executed.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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