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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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mc Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mc Not affected