Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mgetty (MDKSA-2003:053-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in mgetty versions prior to
1.1.29. An internal buffer could be overflowed if the caller name
reported by the modem, via Caller ID information, was too long. As
well, the faxspool script that comes with mgetty used a simple
permissions scheme to allow or deny fax transmission privileges.
Because the spooling directory used for outgoing faxes was
world-writable, this scheme was easily circumvented.

Update :

The installation of mgetty-sendfax on Mandrake Linux 8.2 relied on
macros that are non-existent, which would result in fresh installs of
mgetty-sendfax being unable to work. Updated packages for 8.2 correct

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14037 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-053.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1391

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