webmin -- session ID spoofing

2003-06-12T00:00:00
ID DSA-319
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-06-12T00:00:00

Description

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 privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.94-7woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a webmin package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version 1.070-1.

We recommend that you update your webmin package.