[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#732917: mc: segfault when navigating to other user directories

Cristian Baboi cristian.baboi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 18:02:42 UTC 2013

Package: mc
Version: 3:4.8.3-10~bpo60+1
Severity: important

When navigating to directories to which the current user does not have
permissions the mc is terminated with segmentation fault.

1. start mc as a normal user
2. navigate to /root folder
3. try to enter the root folder
4. segmentation fault

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.8
   APT prefers oldstable-updates
   APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500,  
'oldstable-proposed-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ro_RO.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ro_RO.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  e2fslibs              1.41.12-4stable1   ext2/ext3/ext4 file system  
ii  libc6                 2.11.3-4           Embedded GNU C Library:  
Shared lib
ii  libcomerr2            1.41.12-4stable1   common error description  
ii  libglib2.0-0          2.24.2-1           The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpm2               1.20.4-3.3         General Purpose Mouse -  
shared lib
ii  libslang2             2.2.2-4            The S-Lang programming  
library - r
ii  mc-data               3:4.8.3-10~bpo60+1 Midnight Commander - a  
powerful fi

Versions of packages mc recommends:
ii  mime-support           3.52-1            MIME files 'mime.types' &  
ii  perl                   5.10.1-17squeeze6 Larry Wall's Practical  
ii  unzip                  6.0-8             De-archiver for .zip files

Versions of packages mc suggests:
ii  arj                 3.10.22-10           archiver for .arj files
ii  bzip2               1.0.5-6+squeeze1     high-quality block-sorting  
file co
pn  catdvi              <none>               (no description available)
pn  dbview              <none>               (no description available)
pn  djvulibre-bin       <none>               (no description available)
ii  evince [pdf-viewer] 2.30.3-2+squeeze1    Document (PostScript, PDF)  
ii  file                5.04-5+squeeze2      Determines file type using  
ii  gv [pdf-viewer]     1:3.7.3-1            PostScript and PDF viewer for  
ii  imagemagick         8: image manipulation programs
pn  links | w3m | lynx  <none>               (no description available)
pn  odt2txt             <none>               (no description available)
ii  okular [pdf-viewer] 4:4.4.5-2            universal document viewer
ii  python              2.6.6-3+squeeze7     interactive high-level  
pn  python-boto         <none>               (no description available)
pn  python-tz           <none>               (no description available)
ii  xpdf [pdf-viewer]   3.02-12+squeeze1     Portable Document Format  
(PDF) rea
ii  zip                 3.0-6                Archiver for .zip files

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