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Secunia Security Advisory 44389

Secunia Security Advisory 44389
Posted May 4, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in DirectAdmin, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 44389

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TITLE:
DirectAdmin Hard Link Privilege Escalation Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA44389

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/44389/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44389

RELEASE DATE:
2011-05-04

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/44389/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/44389/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44389

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in DirectAdmin, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with
escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to an improper check for certain
hard links when creating backups and can be exploited to e.g.
manipulate certain files through hard link attacks.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 1.382.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.382.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
DirectAdmin Feature#1205:
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1205

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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