GLSA-200502-12 : Webmin: Information leak in Gentoo binary package

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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-200502-12
(Webmin: Information leak in Gentoo binary package)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
the Webmin ebuild contains a design flaw. It imports the encrypted
local root password into the miniserv.users file before building binary
packages that include this file.

Impact :

A remote attacker could retrieve Portage-built Webmin binary packages
and recover the encrypted root password from the build host.

Workaround :

Users who never built or shared a Webmin binary package are unaffected
by this.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-12.xml

Solution :

Webmin users should delete any old shared Webmin binary package as soon
as possible. They should also consider their buildhost root password
potentially exposed and follow proper audit procedures.
If you plan to build binary packages, you should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/webmin-1.170-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16449 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0427