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Webmin show.cgi Command Execution (CVE-2012-2982)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-840
Date Published:
Source: Webmin Advisory VU#788478
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-2982
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Webmin 1.580 and prior
Vulnerability Description
A command execution vulnerability has been reported in Webmin.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation when processing specially crafted requests. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a malicious HTTP request to the target server. Successful exploitation could result in command injection and execution.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Webmin show.cgi Command Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: Webmin show.cgi Command Execution