Webmin vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Webmin is a web-based system management tool. Webmin contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability when "referrer checking" is turned off.

Note that "referrer checking" is enabled by default.

hasegawa reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 2.6 (Low) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Webmin Project
  • Webmin versions prior to 1.690


An arbitrary script may be executed on a user's web browser who is logged into Webmin.

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Vendor Information

Webmin Project
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Cross-site Scripting(CWE-79) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2014-3886

  1. JVN : JVN#02213197
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2014-3886
Revision History

  • [2014/06/20]
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