FreeBSD : webmin -- insecure temporary file creation at installation time (ae7b7f65-05c7-11d9-b45d-000c41e2cdad)

low Nessus Plugin ID 37792
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VPR Score: 3.4


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Webmin developers documented a security issue in the release notes for version 1.160 :

Fixed a security hole in the script, used to create the /tmp/.webmin directory at install time. If an un-trusted user creates this directory before Webmin is installed, he could create in it a symbolic link pointing to a critical file on the system, which would be overwritten when Webmin writes to the link filename.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 37792

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ae7b7f6505c711d9b45d000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:webmin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0559