openSUSE Security Update : mgetty (openSUSE-2018-1080)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117855


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected mgetty packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117855

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1080.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/01

Updated: 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:novell:opensuse:g3utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:g3utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mgetty, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mgetty-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mgetty-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sendfax, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sendfax-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/28

Reference Information

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