Upstream information

CVE-2018-16741 at MITRE

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 " command.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.8 7.3
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Access Vector Local Network
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low None
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High Low
Integrity Impact High Low
Availability Impact High Low
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1108752 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3
  • g3utils >= 1.1.36-58.3.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.36-58.3.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2122
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • g3utils >= 1.1.36-58.3.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.36-58.3.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
  • g3utils >= 1.1.36-58.6.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.36-58.6.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1
  • g3utils >= 1.1.37-3.3.2
  • mgetty >= 1.1.37-3.3.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15
  • g3utils >= 1.1.37-3.3.2
  • mgetty >= 1.1.37-3.3.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-2054
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4
  • g3utils >= 1.1.36-28.3.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.36-28.3.1
Patchnames:
slessp4-mgetty-13785
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3
  • g3utils >= 1.1.36-58.3.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.36-58.3.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2122
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • g3utils >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
  • g3utils-debuginfo >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
  • mgetty-debuginfo >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
  • mgetty-debugsource >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
  • sendfax >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
  • sendfax-debuginfo >= 1.1.37-lp150.2.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2019-737
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • g3utils >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
  • g3utils-debuginfo >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
  • mgetty >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
  • mgetty-debuginfo >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
  • mgetty-debugsource >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
  • sendfax >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
  • sendfax-debuginfo >= 1.1.36-65.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2018-1144


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Module for Basesystem mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS mgetty Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 LTSS mgetty Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS mgetty Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 LTSS mgetty Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 mgetty Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 mgetty Released