Executive Summary

Name CVE-2004-0559 First vendor Publication 2004-10-20
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2017-07-11

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 2.1 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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The maketemp.pl script in Usermin 1.070 and 1.080 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files at install time via a symlink attack on the /tmp/.usermin directory.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0559

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 9
Application 13
Os 4
Os 2

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2008-09-24 Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200409-15 (Usermin)
File : nvt/glsa_200409_15.nasl
2008-09-04 Name : FreeBSD Ports: webmin
File : nvt/freebsd_webmin.nasl
2008-01-17 Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 544-1 (webmin)
File : nvt/deb_544_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
9775 Usermin Installation .webmin Symlink Privilege Escalation

Usermin contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the /tmp/.webmin directory has been created prior to installation. It is possible for a malicious user to create a symlink to any other file on the system, which would be overwritten when Usermin writes to the link filename, resulting in a loss of integrity.

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2009-04-23 Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
File : freebsd_pkg_ae7b7f6505c711d9b45d000c41e2cdad.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2004-09-29 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-544.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2004-09-23 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2004-101.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2004-09-12 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200409-15.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11153
CONFIRM http://www.webmin.com/uchanges-1.089.html
GENTOO http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-15.xml
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/12488/
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/17299

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