PT-2014-04: Single Sign-On Vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer
(PT-2014-04) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Single Sign-On Vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer
Version: 7.2.2 and earlier
Severity level: High
Impact: Unauthorized Access
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 9.0
CVE: not assigned
Nixu Namesurfer implements a unified system for manageming DNS servers via web interface.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Single Sign-On vulnerability in Nixu Namesurfer.
All services used by the Nixu Namesurfer software (PostgreSQL, Apache) use the same user account to operate. Therefore, a weakness in one of the services will affect all of them. For example, an "Arbitrary file reading" vulnerability in the web server allows an attacker to read the DB file and get records from a DB table as well.
How to fix
Update your sofware up to the latest version
16.01.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.03.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
27.03.2014 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Alexey Osipov, Alexander Tlyapov, and Valentin Shilnenkov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
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*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+