This module exploits an arbitrary command execution vulnerability in Webmin 1.580. The vulnerability exists in the /file/show.cgi component and allows an authenticated user, with access to the File Manager Module, to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges. The module has been tested successfully with Webmin 1.580 over Ubuntu 10.04.
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