GLSA-200406-12 : Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-12
(Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Webmin contains two security vulnerabilities. One allows any user to
view the configuration of any module and the other could allow an
attacker to lock out a valid user by sending an invalid username and

Impact :

An authenticated user could use these vulnerabilities to view the
configuration of any module thus potentially obtaining important
knowledge about configuration settings. Furthermore an attacker could
lock out legitimate users by sending invalid login information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Webmin users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-admin/app-admin/webmin-1.150'
# emerge '>=app-admin/app-admin/webmin-1.150'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14523 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 10474

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0582