Vulnerability CVE-2018-16741


Published: 2018-09-13

Description:
An issue was discovered in mgetty before 1.2.1. In fax/faxq-helper.c, the function do_activate() does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters to prevent command injection. It is possible to use the ||, &&, or > characters within a file created by the "faxq-helper activate <jobid>" command.

 References:
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00012.html
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4291
https://www.x41-dsec.de/lab/advisories/x41-2018-007-mgetty

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