Vulnerability Note VU#584089
cPanel XSRF vulnerabilities
cPanel contains multiple cross-site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerabilities. If successfully exploited, these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands.
cPanel, a web-based tool that is designed to automate and control web sites and servers, contains multiple cross-site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may be triggered by a remote attacker who convinces an administrator to browse to a malicious website while logged into their cPanel account.
An attacker may be able to perform actions that only authorized administrators should be able to execute.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.
Enable referrer checking
Referrer checking may mitigate some XSRF attacks. To enable referrer checking, follow the steps below. Note that referrer checking may cause some applications to fail.
Do not browse to untrusted sites
Administrators can mitigate XSRF vulnerabilities in cPanel and other browser-based tools by not browsing to untrusted websites while logged into their account.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|cPanel Inc.||Affected||22 Apr 2008||28 Apr 2008|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Thanks to Michael Brooks for information that was used in this report.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-2043
- Date Public: 17 Apr 2008
- Date First Published: 30 Apr 2008
- Date Last Updated: 30 Jul 2008
- Severity Metric: 2.25
- Document Revision: 21
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