Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : webmin (MDKSA-2001:016)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61890


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Previous versions of webmin would create temporary files insecurely on several occasions. This could be exploited by a local attacker to overwrite or create arbitrary files and possibly gain root privileges.


Update the affected webmin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61890

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:webmin, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/01/26

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2001:016