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[SECURITY] [DSA 4291-1] mgetty security update

Posted on 11 September 2018
Debian Security Advisory

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4291-1 security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Yves-Alexis Perez
September 11, 2018 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mgetty
CVE ID : CVE-2018-16741

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 user.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your mgetty packages.

For the detailed security status of mgetty please refer to
its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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