Webmin show.cgi Open Function Call Command Execution

2012-11-26T00:00:00
ID SAINT:C9DE001D5E7786DA5DD043C03D1A3B1C
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2012-11-26T00:00:00

Description

Added: 11/26/2012
CVE: CVE-2012-2982
BID: 55446
OSVDB: 85248

Background

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration of Unix systems. The Webmin web server listens by default on port 10000/tcp.

Problem

Webmin 1.59 and earlier are vulnerable to remote code execution as a result of improper sanitization of path information passed to **show.cgi** which is later used in an open() function call. An authenticated user could exploit this vulnerability to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands.

Resolution

Upgrade to Webmin 1.60 or later.

References

<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/788478>
<http://www.securelist.com/en/advisories/50512>
<http://www.americaninfosec.com/research/dossiers/AISG-12-001.pdf>

Limitations

This exploit has been tested against Webmin 1.580 on CentOS 6 with Exec-Shield enabled.

A valid Webmin user's credentials must be given to the exploit script.

The **netcat** (**nc**) utility must be installed on the target platform.

This vulnerability is found only in specific, non-default configurations.