DirectAdmin v1.403 - Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

Type vulnerlab
Reporter Vulnerability Research Laboratory - Dawid Golak (
Modified 2012-04-02T00:00:00


                                            Document Title:
DirectAdmin v1.403 - Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

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Product & Service Introduction:
DirectAdmin is a graphical web-based web hosting control panel designed to make administration 
of websites easier. DirectAdmin is compatible with several versions of Red Hat, Fedora Core, Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, FreeBSD, Ubuntu and Debian.DirectAdmin is often called DA for short

(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: )

Abstract Advisory Information:
A Vulnerability Laboratory Researcher discovered  a Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability on DirectAdmins Management Web-Application.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2012-03-31:	Vendor Notification
2012-04-01:	Vendor Response/Feedback
2012-04-02:	Public or Non-Public Disclosure

Discovery Status:

Affected Product(s):
JBMC Software
Product: DirectAdmin - Web Control Panel 1.403

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Technical Details & Description:
A client side cross site scripting vulnerability is detected on DirectAdmins Management Web-Application.
The vulnerability allows an attacker with privileged user account to hijack customer/moderator/admin sessions with high required user inter 
action. Successful exploitation can result in account steal or client side context manipulation when processing affected module
application requests.

Vulnerable Module(s):
                                      [+] CMD DOMAIN - &domain=


Proof of Concept (PoC):
The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attacker with medium required user inter action. For demonstration or reproduce ...

https://website.directadmin:2222/CMD_DOMAIN?action=create&domain=<div style="border:1px solid red;width:300px;height:300px" 

Solution - Fix & Patch:
The issue will be addressed by direct-admin development team with the next update.

Security Risk:
The security risk of the client side cross site scripting vulnerability is estimated as low.

Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Research Laboratory - Dawid Golak (

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