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Midnight Commander buffer overflow during symlink resolution


Midnight Commander uses a fixed sized stack buffer while resolving symbolic links within file archives (tar or cpio). If an attacker can cause a user to process a specially crafted file archive with Midnight Commander, the attacker may be able to obtain the privileges of the target user.



portaudit: Midnight Commander buffer overflow during symlink resolution

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