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[DSA544] DSA-544-1 webmin Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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 a possible hacker to
create the directory and place dangerous symbolic links inside.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
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.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-544
Threat Level: High
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