GLSA-200406-15 : Usermin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-15
(Usermin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Usermin contains two security vulnerabilities. One fails to properly
sanitize email messages that contain malicious HTML or script code and
the other could allow an attacker to lock out a valid user by sending
an invalid username and password.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted e-mail, an attacker can execute
arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's browser. This
can be lead to cookie theft and potentially to compromise of user
accounts. Furthermore, an attacker could lock out legitimate users by
sending invalid login information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

See also :

http://lwn.net/Articles/89767/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-15.xml

Solution :

Usermin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-admin/usermin-1.080'
# emerge '>=app-admin/usermin-1.080'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14526 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 10521

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0583
CVE-2004-0588