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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 2.5.2, 2.5.1, 2.5.0, and all 1.7.x and 1.6.x releases
  • Exploit type: Privilege Escalation
  • Reported Date: 2012-March-12
  • Fixed Date: 2012-March-15


Programming error allows privilege escalation in some cases.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 2.5.2, 2.5.1, 2.5.0, and all 1.7.x and 1.6.x versions


Upgrade to version 2.5.3

Reported by Jeff Channel


The JSST at the Joomla! Security Center.

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Note: View known compatibility Issues

Current Release: 1.1.0

Upcoming Release: 1.2

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