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[GLSA-200601-03] HylaFAX: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
HylaFAX: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-03
(HylaFAX: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Patrice Fournier discovered that HylaFAX runs the notify script on
untrusted user input. Furthermore, users can log in without a password
when HylaFAX is installed with the pam USE-flag disabled.
A possible hacker could exploit the input validation vulnerability to
run arbitrary code as the user running HylaFAX, which is usually uucp.
The password vulnerability could be exploited to log in without proper
There is no known workaround at this time.
All HylaFAX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/hylafax-4.2.3-r1"
Threat Level: High
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