Type: Insecure File Permissions
Vulnerable Version: All versions prior to the fixed builds below.
Fixed Version: 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 & 126.96.36.199
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.
Under certain conditions it is possible for an attacker to view the MySQL grants for user databases, including usernames, remote access hosts and passwords due to the datastore files under the /var/cpanel/databases having invalid permissions.
We have deemed this vulnerability to be rated as HIGH due to the fact that sensitive data regarding user databases can be obtained.
This vulnerability was tested against cPanel 188.8.131.52 and is believed to exist in all versions prior to the fixed builds below.
This vulnerability was patched in cPanel 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124.
Vendor Contact Timeline:
2013-11-12: Vendor contacted via email.
2013-11-12: Vendor confirms vulnerability.
2013-12-16: Vendor issues updates to all builds.
2013-12-18: Rack911 issues security advisory.