MagicSpam 2016-06-24 Security Vulnerability Full Disclosure

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MagicSpam 2016-06-24 Security Vulnerability Full Disclosure

Post by magicspam » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:14 am


Local privilege escalation on select MagicSpam binaries on Linux based systems could expose ability of curl to overwrite arbitrary system files when manipulated by a local server shell account.

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MagicSpam has assigned this vulnerability a CVSSv2 score of 6.6



On Linux based systems, a non privileged shell account could utilize curl local options configuration to force an override of remote files to download and the corresponding destination file to write to. In conjunction with a call to specific binaries shipped with MagicSpam that use 'privileged' escalation for system interaction, this in turn could result in arbitrary system files to be overwritten. This vulnerability can only be exploited by a local system user either exposed via a separate system compromise, or a malicious or otherwise compromised local user. This cannot be exploited remotely.


This issue was discovered by Rack911 Labs (
Special thanks for their help in reporting this issue to 'Patrick' with Rack911 Labs.


This issue is resolved in MagicSpam Basic 2.0.3-2 , MagicSpam for Plesk 2.0.5-1, and MagicSpam PRO 2.1-5.3.
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