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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.0.0 - 3.9.25
  • Exploit type: LFI
  • Reported Date: 2021-01-03
  • Fixed Date: 2021-04-13
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-26031

Description

Inadequate filters on module layout settings could lead to an LFI.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.0.0 - 3.9.25

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.26

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Lee Thao from Viettel Cyber Security
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.0.0 - 3.9.25
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2021-03-09
  • Fixed Date: 2021-04-13
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-26030

Description

Inadequate escaping allowed XSS attacks using the logo parameter of the default templates on error pages.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.0.0 - 3.9.25

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.26

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: HOANG NGUYEN
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.2.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: Improper Input Validation
  • Reported Date: 2020-05-07
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-23131

Description

Missing input validation within the template manager.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.2.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Bui Duc Anh Khoa from Viettel Cyber Security
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.2.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: Insecure Randomness
  • Reported Date: 2021-01-12
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-23126CVE-2021-23127

Description

Usage of the insecure rand() function within the process of generating the 2FA secret.
Usage of an insufficient length for the 2FA secret accoring to RFC 4226 of 10 bytes vs 20 bytes.

Additional details as well as a more contexts for exising sites can be found in the docs: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Changes_to_the_2FA_token_generation_recommendations_for_existing_sites

This issue has been coordinated with Akeeba Ltd as contributor of the original FOF codebase to the core.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.2.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Hanno Böck
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.2.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: Insecure Randomness
  • Reported Date: 2021-01-13
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-23128

Description

The core shipped but unused randval implementation within FOF (FOFEncryptRandval) used an potential insecure implemetation. That has now been replaced with a call to "random_bytes()" and its backport that is shipped within random_compat.

This issue has been coordinated with Akeeba Ltd as contributor of the original FOF codebase to the core.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.2.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Hanno Böck
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Moderate
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2020-05-07
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-23129

Description

Missing filtering of messages showed to users that could lead to xss issues.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 2.5.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Bui Duc Anh Khoa from Viettel Cyber Security
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Moderate
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.0.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: Path Traversal
  • Reported Date: 2020-09-08
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-26028

Description

Extracting an specifilcy crafted zip package could write files outside of the intended path.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.0.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Šarūnas Paulauskas
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Moderate
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2020-05-05
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-23130

Description

Missing filtering of feed fields could lead to xss issues.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 2.5.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Bui Duc Anh Khoa from Viettel Cyber Security
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Moderate
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.0.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: Improper Input Validation
  • Reported Date: 2020-02-17
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-23132

Description

com_media allowed paths that are not intended for image uploads.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.0.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Hoang Kien from VSEC
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Moderate
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.0.0 - 3.9.24
  • Exploit type: ACL violation
  • Reported Date: 2020-10-25
  • Fixed Date: 2021-03-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2021-26027

Description

Incorrect ACL checks could allow unauthorized change of the category for an article.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.0.0 - 3.9.24

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.9.25

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Brian Teeman, George Wilson (JSST), David Jardin (JSST)