DescriptionAn issue was discovered in Midnight Commander through 4.8.26. When establishing an SFTP connection, the fingerprint of the server is neither checked nor displayed. As a result, a user connects to the server without the ability to verify its authenticity.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs993404

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mc (PTS)bullseye3:4.8.26-1.1vulnerable
sid, trixie3:4.8.31-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - mc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - mc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - mc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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