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Webmin directory traversal vulnerability
Webmin Directory Traversal Vulnerability
Webmin Directory Traversal Vulnerability

SNS Advisory No.88
Webmin Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Problem first discovered on: Sun, 04 Jun 2006
Published on: Fri, 23 Jun 2006

Severity Level:

  Webmin for Windows contains directory traversal vulnerability that
  allows remote attackers to download arbitrary files without authentication. 

Problem Description:
  Webmin is a web-based system administration tool for Unix, MacOS X and
  Windows platform.

  Webmin 1.270 and earlier versions does not properly handle "\" (backslash).
  On Windows platform, this allows attackers to access outside of the public 
  directory and files.

  In default configurations of Webmin, it is required authentication to
  access almost directories under top page. But there are some directories
  where is not required authentication to access. For example, the directory 
  which stores the image used before login.

  Therefore, by exploiting directory traversal vulnerability from these 
  directories, the vulnerability allows remote attackers to download the 
  contents of arbitrary files without authentication.

Affected Versions:
  Webmin (on Windows) Version 1.270 and earlier versions

  This problem can be addressed by upgrading Webmin to 1.280 or later. 

Discovered by:
  Keigo Yamazaki (LAC) 

Thanks to:
This SNS Advisory is being published in coordination with Information-technology 
Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) and JPCERT/CC. 

  The information contained in this advisory may be revised without prior
  notice and is provided as it is. Users shall take their own risk when
  taking any actions following reading this advisory. LAC Co., Ltd.
  shall take no responsibility for any problems, loss or damage caused
  by, or by the use of information provided here.

  This advisory can be found at the following URL: 

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