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Webmin edit_html.cgi file Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access

This module exploits a directory traversal in Webmin 1.580. The vulnerability exists in the edit_html.cgi component and allows an authenticated user with access to the File Manager Module to access arbitrary files with root privileges. The module has been tested successfully with Webim 1.580 over Ubuntu 10.04.

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  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



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Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/webmin/edit_html_fileaccess msf auxiliary(edit_html_fileaccess) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(edit_html_fileaccess) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(edit_html_fileaccess) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(edit_html_fileaccess) > run

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