Current Description

The faxrunq and faxrunqd in the mgetty package allows local users to create or modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack which creates a symlink in from /var/spool/fax/outgoing/.last_run to the target file.

Basic Data

PublishedOctober 20, 2000
Last ModifiedSeptember 05, 2008
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationGert DoeringMgetty1.1.19*******
    2.3ApplicationGert DoeringMgetty1.1.20*******
    2.3ApplicationGert DoeringMgetty1.1.21*******

Vulnerable Software List

Gert Doering Mgetty 1.1.19, 1.1.20, 1.1.21


20000826 Advisory: mgetty local compromise Vendor Advisory
CSSA-2000-029.0 Vendor Advisory
1612 Patch Vendor Advisory