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

high Nessus Plugin ID 20454


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected webmin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20454

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-223.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/2/2005

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3912

MDKSA: 2005:223