GLSA 200406-12 - Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/16/2004 11:41 AM

A Webmin update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 16, 2004
Bugs: #53375
ID: 200406-12

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Synopsis
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Webmin contains two security vulnerabilities which could lead to a Denial of Service attack and information disclosure.

Background
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Webmin is a web-based administration tool for Unix. It supports a wide range of applications including Apache, DNS, file sharing and others.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/webmin <= 1.140-r1 >= 1.150

Description
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Webmin contains two security vulnerabilities. One allows any user to view the configuration of any module and the other could allow an attacker to lock out a valid user by sending an invalid username and password.

Impact
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An authenticated user could use these vulnerabilities to view the configuration of any module thus potentially obtaining important knowledge about configuration settings. Furthermore an attacker could lock out legitimate users by sending invalid login information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Webmin users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/app-admin/webmin-1.150"
# emerge ">=app-admin/app-admin/webmin-1.150"

References
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[ 1 ] Bugtraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10474
[ 2 ] Webmin Changelog
http://www.webmin.com/changes-1.150.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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