GLSA-200707-05 : Webmin, Usermin: XSS vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25680


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-05 (Webmin, Usermin: XSS vulnerabilities)

The pam_login.cgi file does not properly sanitize user input before sending it back as output to the user.
Impact :

An unauthenticated attacker could entice a user to browse a specially crafted URL, allowing for the execution of script code in the context of the user's browser and for the theft of browser credentials. This may permit the attacker to login to Webmin or Usermin with the user's permissions.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Webmin users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=app-admin/webmin-1.350' All Usermin users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=app-admin/usermin-1.280'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25680

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200707-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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: 2007/07/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3156

OSVDB: 36932

GLSA: 200707-05

CWE: 79