Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : webmin (MDKSA-2006:170-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24556


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Webmin before 1.296 and Usermin before 1.226 does not properly handle a URL with a null ('%00') character, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS), read CGI program source code, list directories, and possibly execute programs.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Update :

Packages are now available for Mandriva Linux 2007.


Update the affected webmin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24556

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-170.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4542

MDKSA: 2006:170-1