DescriptionHylaFAX+ through 7.0.2 and HylaFAX Enterprise have scripts that execute binaries from directories writable by unprivileged users (e.g., locations under /var/spool/hylafax that are writable by the uucp account). This allows these users to execute code in the context of the user calling these binaries (often root).
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 severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hylafax (PTS)stretch (security), stretch3:6.0.6-7+deb9u1fixed
bullseye, sid3:6.0.7-3.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hylafaxsource(unstable)(not affected)


- hylafax <not-affected> (/var/spool/hylafax/bin and /var/spool/hylafax/etc are root-owned in Debian)

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems