Gentoo: usermin Unauthorized access
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Gentoo Due to a remotely exploitable security hole being discovered thateffects all previous Webmin releases, version 1.070 is now availablefor download.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200302-14
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          PACKAGE : usermin
          SUMMARY : unauthorized access
             DATE : 2003-02-24 10:10 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <1.000
    FIXED VERSION : 1.000

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>From announcement:

"Due to a remotely exploitable security hole being discovered that
effects all previous Webmin releases, version 1.070 is now available
for download from  http://www.webmin.com/ and mirror sites. This
problem was reported by Cintia M. Imanishi, but fortunately there
have been no known malicious exploits of it yet. However, all users
should upgrade to 1.070 as soon as possible."

"Also available is Usermin 1.000 which fixes the exact same security
hole. It includes the same File Manager features, as well as support
for IMAP folders and an IMAP inbox in the Read Mail module."

Read the full announcement at: 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=webmin-announce&m=104587858408101&w=2


SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-admin/usermin upgrade to usermin-1.000 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge -u usermin
emerge clean

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