CVE-2018-16741

HIGH

Description

An issue was discovered in mgetty before 1.2.1. In fax/faxq-helper.c, the function do_activate() does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters to prevent command injection. It is possible to use the ||, &&, or > characters within a file created by the "faxq-helper activate <jobid>" command.

References

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00012.html

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4291

https://www.x41-dsec.de/lab/advisories/x41-2018-007-mgetty

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-09-13

Updated: 2018-11-01

Type: CWE-77

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH