Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : webmin (MDKSA-2003:025)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14009


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in webmin by Cintia M. Imanishi, in the program, which is the core server of webmin. This vulnerability allows an attacker to spoof a session ID by including special metacharacters in the BASE64 encoding string used during the authentication process. This could allow an attacker to gain full administrative access to webmin.

MandrakeSoft encourages all users to upgrade immediately.


Update the affected webmin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14009

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-025.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0101

MDKSA: 2003:025