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Re: H-Sphere
From: "KF (lists)" <kf_lists () digitalmunition com>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 11:14:57 -0400

In some cases the unix hsphere installer leaves the user unixtest with a pass of unixtest1 and ftptest with a pass of ftptest1 laying behind. These accounts usually have a normal shell access.

This software is NOT very fun to work with from an admin standpoint!


Morning Wood wrote:

      - EXPL-A-2005-007 exploitlabs.com Advisory 036 -
                     - H-Sphere -

H-Sphere Winbox

Positive Software Corporation

H-Sphere is a scalable multiserver web hosting solution.
It has many advanced features and a sophisticated billing
system to automate and improve your web hosting tasks.
H-Sphere was designed to work on many servers and can be
scaled by adding more web, mail, database, and DNS servers
without any downtime. It provides a simple, easy-to-use web
interface that can be maintained from any computer with
internet connection. H-Sphere was written in Java and works
with any SQL-compliant database.

1. local user/pass information disclosure

Item 1

While performing administration duties for domain management,
HSPHERE writes log information containing domain information
and user/password combinations.


action.log <--- stores user/pass
resources.log <--- stores user/pass

[0/00/2005 0:00:00 AM] Thread: 0000; Requested method "account.update" with
parameters resourcename=account, username=theuser, password=thepassword

on windows machines running HSPHERE, the default install
does not restrict permissions to this folder, allowing
less priveleged users to read account information.

Psoft has been contacted and a patch released
it is available at:


This vulnerability was discovered and researched by
Donnie Werner of exploitlabs

Donnie Werner

mail:   wood at exploitlabs.com
mail:   morning_wood at zone-h.org

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