Debian DLA-1502-1 : mgetty security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 117434
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionTwo 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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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.