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Rule:  

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Sid:
2202

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Summary:
This event is generated when an attempt is made to access edit_action.cgi on an internal web server. This may indicate an attempt to exploit a directory traversal vulnerability in Webmin 0.91.

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Impact:
Information gathering, possible execution of system utilities to which Webmin has rights.

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Detailed Information:
Webmin is a web-based system administration tool for Linux and UNIX-based operating systems. A malicious user could use directory traversal techniques within an argument sent to the edit_action.cgi script in order to view hidden files on the server or execute programs to which Webmin has security privileges. 

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Affected Systems:
Systems running Webmin 0.91.

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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker creates a specially crafted an edit_action.cgi URL and transmits it to a vulnerable server. The attacker can then view or execute any arbitrary file included in the parameter, provided that Webmin has rights to access it. 

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Ease of Attack:
Simple. A proof of concept exists.

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False Positives:
If a legitimate remote user accesses edit_action.cgi, this rule may generate an event.

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False Negatives:
None known.

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Corrective Action:
Upgrade to Webmin 0.92 or higher.

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Contributors:
Sourcefire Research Team
Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Nigel Houghton <nigel.houghton@sourcefire.com>
Sourcefire Technical Publications Team
Jennifer Harvey <jennifer.harvey@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:
Bugtraq
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3698

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