Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4291-1 mgetty -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 11 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, 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.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.36-3+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your mgetty packages.
For the detailed security status of mgetty please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/mgetty