Debian DSA-4291-1 : mgetty - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117436


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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


Upgrade the mgetty packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.36-3+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117436

File Name: debian_DSA-4291.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/12

Modified: 2018/11/13

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, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16741

DSA: 4291