DescriptionAn issue was discovered in mgetty before 1.2.1. In fax_notify_mail() in faxrec.c, the mail_to parameter is not sanitized. It could allow a buffer overflow if long untrusted input can reach it.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mgetty (PTS)stretch (security), stretch1.1.36-3+deb9u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye1.2.1-1.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - mgetty <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - mgetty <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Upstream commit: 750939dfcaea9aa93dcea99526c49da7cafafe7f (1.2.1)

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