How to update webmin with virtualmin? No update button


I’ve been trying to figure out how to get the latest version of webmin installed. My current version is 1.690 and I am failing scans for PCI compliance because it is out of date (well there are vulnerabilities that the latest version addresses).

Now I’ve followed directions on the web and there is just no update button as there was for usermin.

I’ve tried via ssh to do yum update webmin and receive “no packages marked for update”, did a yum clean all, same thing.

I do not want to start following instructions for a fresh install incase it wipes out my installation.

The only hint I have is an older post but this thread is 4 years old. So here if similar information from my installation:

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  • base:
  • epel:
  • extras:
  • updates:
    repo id repo name status
    base CentOS-6 - Base 6,367
    epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - x86_64 11,142
    extras CentOS-6 - Extras 14
    scl CentOS-6 - SCL 1,043
    updates CentOS-6 - Updates 1,394
    varnish-3.0 Varnish 3.0 for Enterprise Linux 5 - x86_64 57
    virtualmin RHEL/CentOS/Scientific 6 - x86_64 - Virtualmin 112
    virtualmin-universal Virtualmin Distribution Neutral Packages 194
    repolist: 20,323

And when I do yum info webmin:

Installed Packages
Name : webmin
Arch : noarch
Version : 1.690
Release : 1
Size : 60 M
Repo : installed
From repo : virtualmin-universal
Summary : A web-based administration interface for Unix systems.
License : Freeware
Description : A web-based administration interface for Unix systems. Using
: Webmin you can configure DNS, Samba, NFS, local/remote
: filesystems and more using your web browser.
: After installation, enter the URL http://localhost:10000/ into
: your browser and login as root with your root password.

But I’m not able to update.

Please guide me in getting this updated,

Thank you!!

Since I’m fortunate enough to have access to this VM and physical computer it’s hosted on, I’ve added a NIC and changed the IP that virtualmin / webmin listen on effectively closing those ports externaly. Now I need to establish a VPN connection to the network where the machine is located and access virtualmin / webmin on the internal IP.

I’d still be interested to know how to update webmin though.



I believe that’s the latest version available in the CentOS 6 repository. I’ll talk to Joe about pushing out the latest Webmin version into that repository.

If you’d like to grab a newer Webmin version sooner though, you could always download and install the RPM from


Okay thanks for the reply Eric, I’m going to have to have to figure out how to do that though - my technical ability is limited in Centos which is why I’m using Virtualmin :slight_smile: