• Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: Multiple
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.9 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS and CSRV
  • Reported Date: 2009-February-15
  • Fixed Date: 2009-March-27


A series of XSS and CSRF faults exist in the administrator application.  Affected administrator components include com_admin, com_media, com_search.  Both com_admin and com_search contain XSS vulnerabilities, and com_media contains 2 CSRF vulnerabilities.  

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.9 are affected.  The com_search XSS vulnerability requires that "Gather Search Statistics" be enabled to be exploitable (Disabled by default).


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