Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81261
mgetty (<1.1.29) security issues
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
mgetty can be configured to run an external program to decide whether or
not to answer an incoming call based on Caller ID information. Versions of
mgetty prior to 1.1.29 would overflow an internal buffer if the caller name
reported by the modem was too long.
Additionally, the faxspool script supplied with versions of mgetty prior to
1.1.29 used a simple permissions scheme to allow or deny fax transmission
privileges. This scheme was easily circumvented because the spooling
directory used for outgoing faxes was world-writable.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.