PT-2014-03: Arbitrary Files Reading in Nixu Namesurfer

Vulnerable software

Nixu Namesurfer
Version: 7.2.2 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Low
Impact: Arbitrary Files Reading
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 3.5
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Nixu Namesurfer implements a unified system for manageming DNS servers via web interface.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Arbitrary Files Reading vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer.

An attacker can read any file on the server with the rights of the namesurf user.

How to fix

Update your sofware up to the latest version

Advisory status

16.01.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.03.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
27.03.2014 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Alexey Osipov, Alexander Tlyapov, and Valentin Shilnenkov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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