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Webmin contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#381692

Original Release Date: 2014-03-14 | Last Revised: 2014-03-14


Webmin 1.670, and possibly earlier versions, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Webmin 1.670, and possibly earlier versions, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the "search" parameter of the view.cgi page.


A remote attacker that is able to trick a user in to visiting a specially crafted URL may be able to conduct a cross-site scripting attack. This attack may result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service.


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Webmin 1.680 addresses this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected


Notified:  February 28, 2014 Updated:  March 14, 2014



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 2.5 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to William Costa for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0339
Date Public: 2014-03-14
Date First Published: 2014-03-14
Date Last Updated: 2014-03-14 21:06 UTC
Document Revision: 6

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