Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200406-12

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

Affected Packages

app-admin/webmin on all architectures
Affected versions <= 1.140-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.150

Background

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

Description

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

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

Release Date
June 16, 2004

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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