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[DSA544] DSA-544-1 webmin Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-544-1 webmin

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
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.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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