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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 1.5.24 and all earlier 1.5 versions
  • Exploit type: Password Change
  • Reported Date: 2011-October-28
  • Fixed Date: 2011-November-14


Weak random number generation during password reset leads to possibility of changing a user's password.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.5.24 and all earlier 1.5 versions


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Reported by Gregor Kopf and David Jardin


The JSST at the Joomla! Security Center.

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