[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#432324: temp fix for smbfs problem in mc

Patrick Winnertz winnie at debian.org
Thu Mar 6 12:50:07 UTC 2008

Atm I think over disabling the smbfs extension for mc since this lib is 
over 10 years old. And I think there will be maybe several big security 
issues within this lib (which are of course fixed  in the newer ones but 
not in that old one). I doesn't check that, but according to Noel Köthe, 
who is one of the samba maints within debian, there should be several 

So a temp. fix would be to disable the smbfs extension in mc. The correct 
fix would be to link dynamically against the libsmbclient lib. If someone 
has a patch to fix this, I would be _very_ glad, since I think this 
feature is often used in mc. 

@Nico: I cc'ed you as member of testing security: I guess this would also 
affect mc in oldstable, stable and testing. What do you think?

@Pavel: You told me that you worked on this patch (link dynamically) 
several weeks ago, is there any progress? Such a fix would be really 
important for the users! :)


ps: My whish is that there is a patch around very fast. Pavel, if you 
started to work on this and have something incomplete somewhere please 
reply and point me to this!

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