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Check Point Advisories

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

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-840
Date Published: 13 Jan 2013
Severity: Medium
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-2982
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? Webmin 1.580 and prior
Vulnerability Description A command execution vulnerability has been reported in Webmin.
Vulnerability DetailsThe 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.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  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.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: Webmin show.cgi Command Execution