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[SECURITY] [DSA 1199-1] New webmin packages fix input validation problems
From: Noah Meyerhans <noahm () debian org>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 03:10:44 +0200

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1199-1                security () debian org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Noah Meyerhans
October 23, 2006
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Package        : webmin
Vulnerability  : multiple
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2005-3912 CVE-2006-3392 CVE-2006-4542
BugTraq ID     : 15629 18744 19820
Debian Bug     : 341394 381537 391284

Several vulnerabilities have been identified in webmin, a web-based
administration toolkit.

CVE-2005-3912
        A format string vulnerability in miniserv.pl could allow an
        attacker to cause a denial of service by crashing the
        application or exhausting system resources, and could
        potentially allow arbitrary code execution.

CVE-2006-3392
        Improper input sanitization in miniserv.pl could allow an
        attacker to read arbitrary files on the webmin host by providing
        a specially crafted URL path to the miniserv http server.

CVE-2006-4542
        Improper handling of null characters in URLs in miniserv.pl
        could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks,
        read CGI program source code, list local directories, and
        potentially execute arbirary code.

For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.180-3sarge1

Webmin is not included in unstable (sid) or testing (etch), so these
problems are not present.

We recommend that you upgrade your webmin (1.180-3sarge1) package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian 3.1 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webmin/webmin_1.180-3sarge1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      703 5e723deaccb3db60794e0cb385666992
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webmin/webmin_1.180.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2261496 ff19d5500955302455e517cb2942c9d0
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webmin/webmin_1.180-3sarge1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    31458 f8fe363e7ccd8fe4072d84cd86a3510e

Architecture independent packages:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webmin/webmin-core_1.180-3sarge1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1121200 8fa7064325ded44e7f8dbd226b81d9dd
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/webmin/webmin_1.180-3sarge1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1097552 34d96210d581dde8ffea7be82e0897f4


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce () lists debian org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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