cPanel – Statmanager.cgi Self-Stored CSRF & XSS (R911-0158)

Type: CSRF & XSS
Location: Local
Impact: Medium
Product: cPanel
Website: http://www.cpanel.net
Vulnerable Version: All versions prior to the fixed builds below.
Fixed Version: 11.43.0.12, 11.42.1.16 & 11.40.1.14
CVE: -
R911: 0158
Date: 2014-05-26
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:

In the event that the administrator has turned off the default session tokens, it is possible for a malicious user to perform a CSRF attack along with an XSS attack that will end up being stored which could be used to further escalate their privileges.

Impact:

We have deemed this vulnerability to be rated as MEDIUM due to the fact that malicious HTML can be rendered in an administrators web browser.

Vulnerable Version:

This vulnerability was tested against cPanel prior to the fixed versions below.

Fixed Version:

This vulnerability was patched in cPanel 11.43.0.12, 11.42.1.16 & 11.40.1.14.

Vendor Contact Timeline:

2014-04-03: Vendor contacted via email.
2014-04-03: Vendor confirms vulnerability.
2014-05-19: Vendor issues updates to all builds.
2014-05-26: Rack911 issues security advisory.