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Impact: Low
Public: 2012-09-28
Bugzilla: 862813: CVE-2012-4463 mc: Improper sanitization of MC_EXT_SELECTED variable when viewing multiple files


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Midnight Commander (mc) 4.8.5 does not properly handle the (1) MC_EXT_SELECTED or (2) MC_EXT_ONLYTAGGED environment variables when multiple files are selected, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted file name.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4463 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

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NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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