Debian DLA-1502-1 : mgetty security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117434


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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

We recommend that you upgrade your mgetty packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117434

File Name: debian_DLA-1502.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/12

Modified: 2018/11/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mgetty, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mgetty-docs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mgetty-fax, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mgetty-pvftools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mgetty-viewfax, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mgetty-voice, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16741