file/edit_html.cgi in Webmin 1.590 and earlier does not perform an authorization check before showing a file's unedited contents, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via the file field.
Published 2012-09-11 18:55:01
Updated 2013-05-30 03:16:15
Source CERT/CC
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2012-2983

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 86 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2012-2983

  • Webmin edit_html.cgi file Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access
    Disclosure Date: 2012-09-06
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    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 su

CVSS scores for CVE-2012-2983

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2012-2983

  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
    Assigned by: (Primary)

References for CVE-2012-2983

Products affected by CVE-2012-2983

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