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SCO CSSA-2003-021.0: Mgetty buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on May 13th, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in mgetty which overflows an internal buffer if the caller name reported by the modem is too long.


SCO Security Advisory

Subject: OpenLinux: mgetty caller ID buffer overflow and spool perm vulnerabilities
Advisory number: CSSA-2003-021.0
Issue date: 2003 May 13
Cross reference:

1. Problem Description

mgetty will overflow an internal buffer if the caller name
reported by the modem is too long.

The faxspool spooling directory used for outgoing faxes was

2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Package

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server prior to mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation prior to mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.i386.rpm

3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages. Many
customers find it easier to use the Caldera System Updater, called
cupdate (or kcupdate under the KDE environment), to update these
packages rather than downloading and installing them by hand.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

4.1 Package Location

4.2 Packages

be191369c6a4c96ea8bfacfc4e9842ac mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.i386.rpm

4.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.i386.rpm

4.4 Source Package Location

4.5 Source Packages

cff0b40ec866ac025898a0a8c629d29a mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

5.1 Package Location

5.2 Packages

ffe360af815ee57e3f55d29ebdfe8023 mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.i386.rpm

5.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.i386.rpm

5.4 Source Package Location

5.5 Source Packages

eeea9f8538004266355c7ff6e2c649d9 mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-13.src.rpm

6. References

Specific references for this advisory:

SCO security resources:

This security fix closes SCO incidents sr876805, fz527691,

7. Disclaimer

SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
we provide on this website and/or through our security
advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended
to promote secure installation and use of SCO products.


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