GLSA-200608-11 : Webmin, Usermin: File Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22169


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-11 (Webmin, Usermin: File Disclosure)

A vulnerability in both Webmin and Usermin has been discovered by Kenny Chen, wherein simplify_path is called before the HTML is decoded.
Impact :

A non-authenticated user can read any file on the server using a specially crafted URL.
Workaround :

For a temporary workaround, IP Access Control can be setup on Webmin and Usermin.


All Webmin users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=app-admin/webmin-1.290' All Usermin users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=app-admin/usermin-1.220'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22169

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:usermin, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3392

OSVDB: 26772

GLSA: 200608-11