Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : webmin (MDKSA-2004:074)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14172


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Unknown vulnerability in Webmin 1.140 allows remote attackers to bypass access control rules and gain read access to configuration information for a module. (CVE-2004-0582)

The account lockout functionality in Webmin 1.140 does not parse certain character strings, which allows remote attackers to conduct a brute-force attack to guess user IDs and passwords. (CVE-2004-0583)

The updated packages are patched to correct the problem.


Update the affected webmin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14172

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-074.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0582, CVE-2004-0583

MDKSA: 2004:074