Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : webmin (MDKSA-2005:223)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Jack Louis discovered a format string vulnerability in
Perl web server in Webmin before 1.250 and Usermin before 1.180, with
syslog logging enabled. This can allow remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (crash or memory consumption) and possibly execute
arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the username parameter
to the login form, which is ultimately used in a syslog call.

Solution :

Update the affected webmin package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20454 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-223.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3912

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