Debian Security Advisory DSA 4291-1 (mgetty - security update)

Published: 2018-09-10 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
mgetty on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.36-3+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your mgetty Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of mgetty please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Two input sanitization failures have been found in the faxrunq and faxq binaries in mgetty, a smart modem getty replacement. 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.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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