Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4291-1 mgetty -- security update

Date Reported:
11 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16741.
More information:

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: