Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : webmin (MDKSA-2001:059)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13875


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Recently, Caldera found that when webmin starts a system daemon from the web frontend it does not clear its environment variables. Since these variables contain the authorization of the administrator, any daemon would also get these variables.


Update the affected webmin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13875

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1074

MDKSA: 2001:059