CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 15, 2023
Updated: Sep 20, 2023


CVE-2023-40985 is a vulnerability that affects Webmin 2.100, specifically the File Manager functionality. This vulnerability allows an attacker to exploit a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability by injecting arbitrary code when any file is searched or replaced. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 5.4 out of 10. It requires low privileges and user interaction to be exploited, and the attack vector is through the network. The impact of this vulnerability is low in terms of integrity and confidentiality, and there is no availability impact. To remediate this vulnerability, it is recommended to update Webmin to the latest version available. This vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations using Webmin as it allows attackers to execute arbitrary code within the context of a victim's browser, potentially leading to unauthorized access or further compromise of the system.


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