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:
Multiple format string vulnerabilities
Multiple buffer overflows
One infinite loop vulnerability
Denial of service via corrupted section header
Denial of service via null dereference
Freeing unallocated memory
Denial of service via use of already freed memory
Denial of service via manipulating non-existing file handles
Unintended program execution via insecure filename quoting
Denial of service via a buffer underflow
Heinrich please verify and advise.
lanius: if you think you won't have time for such a large-scale patch, should we mask mc ? Or do you think you can find another maintainer/herd to help you ?
I had to apply parts of/the complete patches of:
mc-4.6.0-r13 marked: amd64,x86
mc-4.6.0-r13 missing keywords: ~alpha ~arm ~hppa ~ia64 ~mips ~ppc ~ppc64 ~s390 ~sparc
Arches please test and mark stable.
Stable on ppc.
stable on ppc64
Stable on alpha.
Stable on SPARC.
lanius: this wasn't keyworded x86 and amd64.
sorry, now it is
mips please remember to mark stable.
Stable on mips.