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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: webmin

Sep 14, 2004, 20:29 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 544-1 Martin Schulze
September 14th, 2004

Package : webmin
Vulnerability : insecure temporary directory
Problem-Type : root
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0559

Ludwig Nussel discovered a problem in webmin, a web-based administration toolkit. A temporary directory was used but without checking for the previous owner. This could allow an attacker to create the directory and place dangerous symbolic links inside.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.94-7woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.160-1 of webmin and 1.090-1 of usermin.

We recommend that you upgrade your webmin packages.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url

will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update

will update the internal database apt-get upgrade

will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:
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Architecture independent components:
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Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 29546 8fb9582004e9cdaa63fc97f0325ef2a8

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>