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Published on August 1st, 2019 📆 | 6048 Views ⚑


cPanel up to 73.x Apache HTTP Server DocumentRoot Injection privilege escalation

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A vulnerability was found in cPanel up to 73.x (Hosting Control Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Apache HTTP Server. The manipulation of the argument DocumentRoot with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability (Injection). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/01/2019. The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-20885 since 07/31/2019. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading to version 74.0.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 139118, 139119, 139120 and 139121.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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VulDB Temp Score: ≈5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation / Injection (CWE-269)
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Upgrade: cPanel 74.0.0

07/31/2019 CVE assigned
08/01/2019 +1 days Advisory disclosed
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CVE: CVE-2018-20885 (🔒)
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Created: 08/01/2019 04:57 PM
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