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Stored cross-site scripting in CentOS Web Panel

Published: 2019-11-01 | Updated: 2019-11-01
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-16295
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
CentOS Web Panel
Web applications / CMS

Vendor CentOS Web Panel

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stored cross-site scripting

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 5.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16295

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


The disclosed vulnerability allows a local attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data passed via the "cmd_arg" parameter to the "filemanager2.php" file. A local attacker can permanently inject and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.


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Vulnerable software versions

CentOS Web Panel:

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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