SUSE SLES11 Security Update : mgetty (SUSE-SU-2018:2850-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117799


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for mgetty fixes the following issues :

CVE-2018-16741: The function do_activate() did not properly sanitize
shell metacharacters to prevent command injection (bsc#1108752)

CVE-2018-16745: The mail_to parameter was not sanitized, leading to a
buffer overflow if long untrusted input reached it (bsc#1108756)

CVE-2018-16744: The mail_to parameter was not sanitized, leading to
command injection if untrusted input reached reach it (bsc#1108757)

CVE-2018-16742: Prevent stack-based buffer overflow that could have
been triggered via a command-line parameter (bsc#1108762)

CVE-2018-16743: The command-line parameter username wsa passed
unsanitized to strcpy(), which could have caused a stack-based buffer
overflow (bsc#1108761)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended
installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117799

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2850-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/27

Modified: 2018/12/01

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:novell:suse_linux:g3utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mgetty, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16741, CVE-2018-16742, CVE-2018-16743, CVE-2018-16744, CVE-2018-16745