DirectAdmin DoS Vulnerability

Published: 2017-01-09 03:12:05

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

Summary:
DirectAdmin is prone to a denial of service vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
An attacker can send a username and password in the login screen DirectAdmin with a overly long password which results in a denial of service condition.

Impact:
An unauthenticated attacker may cause a denial of service condition.

Affected Versions:
DirectAdmin 1.50.1 and prior.

Recommendations:
No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

References:

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40996

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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