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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-1023

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.
Publish Date : 2004-01-20 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2004-01-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Midnight Commander vfs_s_resolve_symlink BO oval:org.mitre.oval:def:822 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2003-1023

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Midnight Commander Midnight Commander 4.5.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Midnight Commander Midnight Commander 4.5.55 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Midnight Commander Midnight Commander 4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Midnight Commander Midnight Commander 3

- References For CVE-2003-1023
GENTOO GLSA-200403-09
SGI 20040201-01-U
SGI 20040202-01-U
CALDERA CSSA-2004-014.0
REDHAT RHSA-2004:034
REDHAT RHSA-2004:035
BUGTRAQ 20030919 uninitialized buffer in midnight commander
BID 8658 Midnight Commander Virtual File System Symlink Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
XF midnight-commander-vfssresolvesymlink-bo(13247)
BUGTRAQ 20040405 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.009] OpenPKG Security Advisory (mc)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-1023

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