CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 15, 2023
Updated: Sep 20, 2023


CVE-2023-40984 is a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting Webmin version 2.100. This vulnerability allows attackers to execute malicious scripts by injecting a crafted payload into the Replace in Results file. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, indicating a medium severity level. The exploitability score is 2.3, and the base score is 5.4 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Privileges required for exploitation are low, but user interaction is required. The attack vector is through the network, and the impact on integrity and confidentiality is low. Remediation steps to address this vulnerability should include updating Webmin to a version that fixes the XSS vulnerability. Organizations should be aware of this vulnerability as it poses a potential danger of executing malicious scripts and compromising the security of their systems.


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