MDKSA-2005:176 - Updated webmin package fixes authentication bypass vulnerability
Posted on: 10/07/2005 06:12 PM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update: MDKSA-2005:176 - Updated webmin package fixes authentication bypass vulnerability for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name: webmin
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2005:176
Date: October 7th, 2005

Affected versions: 2006.0
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Problem Description:

Miniserv.pl in Webmin 1.220, when "full PAM conversations" is enabled,
allows remote attackers to bypass authentication by spoofing session
IDs via certain metacharacters (line feed or carriage return).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issues.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2005-3042
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Updated Packages:

Mandrivalinux 2006.0:
a848ccbf6344438775ec1304879aef4d 2006.0/RPMS/webmin-1.220-9.1.20060mdk.noarch.rpm
bd414e303f86c49a7544a9b8bb99d4a9 2006.0/SRPMS/webmin-1.220-9.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandrivalinux 2006.0/X86_64:
c9aa3f93679c4aa22d0d56843315bb13 x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/webmin-1.220-9.1.20060mdk.noarch.rpm
bd414e303f86c49a7544a9b8bb99d4a9 x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/webmin-1.220-9.1.20060mdk.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;

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