FreeBSD : webmin -- insecure temporary file creation at installation time (ae7b7f65-05c7-11d9-b45d-000c41e2cdad)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The Webmin developers documented a security issue in the release notes
for version 1.160 :

Fixed a security hole in the maketemp.pl script, used to create the
/tmp/.webmin directory at install time. If an un-trusted user creates
this directory before Webmin is installed, he could create in it a
symbolic link pointing to a critical file on the system, which would
be overwritten when Webmin writes to the link filename.

See also :

http://www.webmin.com/changes-1.160.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?360e4f2d

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37792 (freebsd_pkg_ae7b7f6505c711d9b45d000c41e2cdad.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0559

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