cPanel – Log Directory Insecure File Permissions (R911-0140)

Type: Insecure Permissions
Location: Local
Impact: Medium
Product: cPanel
Vulnerable Version: All versions prior to the fixed builds below.
Fixed Version:, &
CVE: -
R911: 0140
Date: 2014-03-31
By: Rack911

Product Description:

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.

Vulnerability Description:

The cPanel logs directory /usr/local/cpanel/logs contained various log files, some of which were user readable. Some of those log files, under certain circumstances, could contain sensitive information.


We have deemed this vulnerability to be rated as MEDIUM due to the fact that some sensitive information may be obtainable via the log files.

Vulnerable Version:

This vulnerability was tested against cPanel 11.40.0 #19 and is believed to exist in all versions prior to the fixed builds below.

Fixed Version:

This vulnerability was patched in cPanel, &

Vendor Contact Timeline:

2013-12-12: Vendor contacted via email.
2014-03-03: Vendor confirms vulnerability.
2014-03-24: Vendor issues updates to all builds.
2014-03-31: Rack911 issues security advisory.