Plesk Panel Apache Arbitrary PHP Code Injection

high Nessus Plugin ID 66844
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote web server is affected by a remote PHP code code injection vulnerability.


The remote host contains an Apache web server installation that is included with Parallels Plesk Panel and that is affected by a remote PHP code injection vulnerability. Due to an Apache configuration issue, a remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue by crafting a request allowing them to execute arbitrary PHP code, subject to the privileges of the Apache user.


Upgrade Plesk Panel to the latest available version or refer to the referenced link for mitigation options.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66844

File Name: plesk_apache_code_execution.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/7/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:parallels:parallels_plesk_panel

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2013

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (PHP CGI Argument Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1823, CVE-2013-4878

BID: 53388

EDB-ID: 25986

CERT: 673343