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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Plesk Vendors:   Parallels
Plesk Panel Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027243
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1557   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 12 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 10.4.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Plesk Panel. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The 'admin/plib/api-rpc/Agent.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

[Editor's note: Some sources have reported that an exploit for a different vulnerability affecting version 10.4.x may be available. The vendor reports that there is no new vulnerability, but rather, some customers are being re-hacked after not fully applying the fix by removing existing sessions. See the Solution section.]

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The fix also includes a Mass Password Reset Script that must be executed to remove existing sessions and prevent a recurrence.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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