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[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2018:2942-1: important: Security update for mgetty
openSUSE Security Update: Security update for mgetty

Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2018:2942-1
Rating: important
References: #1108752 #1108756 #1108757 #1108761 #1108762

Cross-References: CVE-2018-16741 CVE-2018-16742 CVE-2018-16743
CVE-2018-16744 CVE-2018-16745
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 15.0

An update that fixes 5 vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for mgetty fixes the following issues:

- CVE-2018-16741: The function do_activate() did not properly sanitize
shell metacharacters to prevent command injection (bsc#1108752).
- CVE-2018-16745: The mail_to parameter was not sanitized, leading to a
overflow if long untrusted input reached it (bsc#1108756).
- CVE-2018-16744: The mail_to parameter was not sanitized, leading to
command injection if untrusted input reached reach it (bsc#1108757).
- CVE-2018-16742: Prevent stack-based buffer overflow that could have been
triggered via a command-line parameter (bsc#1108762).
- CVE-2018-16743: The command-line parameter username wsa passed
unsanitized to strcpy(), which could have caused a stack-based buffer
overflow (bsc#1108761).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.

Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended
installation methods
like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE Leap 15.0:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2018-1080=1

Package List:

- openSUSE Leap 15.0 (x86_64):



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