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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1502-1] mgetty security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Two input sanitization failures have been found in the faxrunq and faxq binaries in mgetty. An attacker could leverage them to insert commands via shell metacharacters in jobs id and have them executed with the privilege of the faxrunq/faxq user.

Affected Software

Affected Software

mgetty on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.36-2.1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your mgetty packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)