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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4246

Original release date: 09/19/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Usermin before 1.220 (20060629) allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files, possibly related to chfn/save.cgi not properly handling an empty shell parameter, which results in changing root's shell instead of the shell of a specified user.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.6 LOW
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service


This vulnerability is addressed in the following product release: Webmin, Usermin, 1.220

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1177
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.osreviews.net/reviews/admin/usermin
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3668
External Source: BID
Name: 18574
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.webmin.com/uchanges.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: usermin-shell-dos(29010)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1509145&group_id=17457&atid=485894
Type: Patch Information

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