cPanel Entropy Chat Script InsertionVulnerability

2005.11.05
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-Other


CVSS Base Score: 4.3/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: None

====================================================================== Secunia Research 04/11/2005 - cPanel Entropy Chat Script Insertion Vulnerability - ====================================================================== Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 About Secunia........................................................8 Verification.........................................................9 ====================================================================== 1) Affected Software cPanel 10.2.0-R82 and 10.6.0-R137 Other versions may also be affected. ====================================================================== 2) Severity Rating: Moderately critical Impact: Cross-site scripting Where: Remote ====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software cPanel & WebHost Manager (WHM) is a next generation web hosting control panel system. Both cPanel & WHM are extremely feature rich as well as include an easy to use web based interface (GUI). Product link: http://www.cpanel.net/ ====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in cPanel, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct script insertion attacks. Input passed to the chat message field in the pre-installed Entropy Chat script isn't properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to inject arbitrary script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site when the malicious user data is viewed with the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Example: Send message <b style="width:expression([code])">text</b> via http://[host]:2084/ The vulnerability has been confirmed in versions 10.2.0-R82 and 10.6.0-R137. Other versions may also be affected. ====================================================================== 5) Solution Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised. ====================================================================== 6) Time Table 10/10/2005 - Vulnerability discovered. 14/10/2005 - Vendor notified. 04/11/2005 - Public disclosure. ====================================================================== 7) Credits Discovered by Andreas Sandblad, Secunia Research. ====================================================================== 8) About Secunia Secunia collects, validates, assesses, and writes advisories regarding all the latest software vulnerabilities disclosed to the public. These advisories are gathered in a publicly available database at the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/ Secunia offers services to our customers enabling them to receive all relevant vulnerability information to their specific system configuration. Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories: http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ ====================================================================== 9) Verification Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-56/advisory/ ======================================================================


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