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[DSA319] DSA-319-1 webmin Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
miniserv.pl in the webmin package does not properly handle
metacharacters, such as line feeds and carriage returns, in
Base64-encoded strings used in Basic authentication. This
vulnerability allows remote attackers to spoof a session ID, and
thereby gain root rights.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a webmin package.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
We recommend that you update your webmin package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-319
Threat Level: High
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