Type: Content Manipulation
Vulnerable Version: All versions prior to the fixed builds below.
Fixed Version: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
cPanel is an easy-to-use control panel that gives web hosts and the website owners they serve, the ability to quickly and easily manage their servers and websites. Web Host Manager (WHM) is a part of the cPanel software, often used by resellers and system administrators.
There is a flaw within WHM that allows an attacker to add, delete and/or modify any DNS zone on the server. The end result is that an attacker would be able to hijack a domain hosted on the same server or the DNS cluster if used.
Proof of Concept:
Due to the nature of this security flaw, we will not be posting a Proof of Concept until a much later date.
We have deemed this vulnerability to be rated as HIGH due to the fact that any DNS zone can be modified.
This vulnerability was tested against cPanel 220.127.116.11 and is believed to exist in all versions prior to the fixed builds below.
This vulnerability was patched in cPanel 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52.
Vendor Contact Timeline:
2013-06-27: Vendor contacted via email.
2013-06-27: Vendor confirms vulnerability.
2013-07-15: Vendor issues updates to all builds.
2013-07-18: Rack911 issues security advisory.