WebYaST Host Modification MiTM

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64244
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VPR Score: 4.2


The application hosted on the remote web server is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack.


The WebYaST web client hosted on the remote web server is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. Authentication is not required to modify which hosts the WebYaST web client is configured to connect to. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this by causing all WebYaST traffic to be routed through a host under their control. This could result in the disclosure of sensitive information (e.g., usernames and passwords) and could allow an attacker to modify requests in transit.


Apply SAT patch number 7236.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64244

File Name: webyast_mitm.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/25/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: webyast_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-0435

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:suse:webyast

Required KB Items: www/webyast_client

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/22/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0435

BID: 57511