Webmin and Usermin source code disclosure

webmin-usermin-source-disclosure (28699) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Webmin and Usermin could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to cause the source code of any known CGI or Perl script to be returned.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest development version of Usermin (1.226 or later) or Webmin (1.296 or later), available from the Webmin Web site. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1199-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Webmin Web site: Development Versions of Webmin.
  • Webmin Web site: Security Alerts.
  • BID-19820: Webmin and Usermin HTML Injection and Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-4542: Webmin before 1.296 and Usermin before 1.226 do not properly handle a URL with a null (%00) character, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS), read CGI program source code, list directories, and possibly execute programs.
  • DSA-1199: webmin -- multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:170: Updated webmin packages fix XSS vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2006:170-1: Updated webmin packages fix XSS vulnerability
  • OSVDB ID: 28337: Webmin/Usermin NULL Character Unspecified Source Disclosure
  • OSVDB ID: 28338: Webmin/Usermin NULL Character Unspecified XSS
  • SA21690: Webmin / Usermin Cross-Site Scripting and Source Code Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016776: Usermin Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks and Discloses Script Source Code to Remote Users
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016777: Webmin Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks and Discloses Script Source Code to Remote Users

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Gentoo Webmin prior to 1.296
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Usermin Project Usermin prior to 1.226

Reported:

Sep 01, 2006

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