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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-1023

Original release date: 01/20/2004
Last revised: 09/10/2008


Stack-based buffer overflow in vfs_s_resolve_symlink of vfs/direntry.c for Midnight Commander (mc) 4.6.0 and earlier, and possibly later versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code during symlink conversion.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2004:833
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:034
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:007
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030919 uninitialized buffer in midnight commander
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2004-058
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-424
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2004-014.0
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:035
External Source: BID
Name: 8658
Type: Advisory
External Source: SGI
Name: 20040201-01-U
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:822
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200403-09
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:1224
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040405 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.009] OpenPKG Security Advisory (mc)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SGI
Name: 20040202-01-U
External Source: XF
Name: midnight-commander-vfssresolvesymlink-bo(13247)
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:822
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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