cPanel Front Page Extension Installation Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2391


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running a version of cPanel that is older or as old as version 9.9.1.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to two flaws :
- An information disclosure flaw if the FrontPage Extension is installed that may allow a local attacker to read arbitrary files on the remote host with the privileges of the 'cpsvrd' process.
- A file ownership problem in the FrontPage Extension that may allow a local attacker to read the content of a .htaccess file ;


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2391

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/11/06

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1603

BID: 11449, 11456, 11455