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Webmin File Disclosure



A vulnerability has been reported in Webmin and Usermin, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the handling of an URL. This can be exploited to read the contents of any files on the server via a specially crafted URL, without requiring a valid login. The vulnerability has been reported in Webmin (versions prior to 1.290) and Usermin (versions prior to 1.220).


  • Matteo Cantoni <goony@nothink.org>


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/file_disclosure
msf auxiliary(file_disclosure) > show actions
msf auxiliary(file_disclosure) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(file_disclosure) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(file_disclosure) > run 

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