PT-2014-05: Privilege Gaining in Nixu Namesurfer
Version: 7.2.2 and earlier
Severity level: High
Impact: Privilege Gaining, Arbitrary Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 9.0
CVE: not assigned
Nixu Namesurfer implements a unified system for manageming DNS servers via web interface.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Privilege Gaining vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer.
An attacker could assign the $PATH variable with the path to his/her malicious file. An application with the suid bit will execute it. Thus the attacker will receive the highest privilege in the system.
How to fix
Update your sofware up to the latest version
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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