Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1502-1 mgetty -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16741.
More information:

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.

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.

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