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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: High
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.4 through 3.8.12
  • Exploit type: Object Injection
  • Reported Date: 2018-June-21
  • Fixed Date: 2018-October-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-17856

Description

Joomla’s com_joomlaupdate allows the execution of arbitrary code. The default ACL config enabled access of Administrator-level users to access com_joomlaupdate and trigger a code execution.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 2.5.4 through 3.8.12

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.13

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Codesafescan
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Moderate
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 through 3.8.12
  • Exploit type: Incorrect Access Control
  • Reported Date: 2018-September-17
  • Fixed Date: 2018-October-02
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-17859

Description

Inadequate checks in com_contact could allowed mail submission in disabled forms.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 2.5.0 through 3.8.12

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.13

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: David Jardin (JSST)
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.7.0 through 3.8.11
  • Exploit type: ACL Violation
  • Reported Date: 2018-July-10
  • Fixed Date: 2018-August-28
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-15881

Description

Inadequate checks regarding disabled fields can lead to an ACL violation.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.7.0 through 3.8.11

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.12

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Elisa Foltyn, COOLCAT CREATIONS
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.0 through 3.8.11
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2018-July-10
  • Fixed Date: 2018-August-28
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-15880

Description

Inadequate output filtering on the user profile page could lead to a stored XSS attack.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 1.5.0 through 3.8.11

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.12

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Fouad Maakor
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: High
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.0 through 3.8.11
  • Exploit type: Malicious file upload
  • Reported Date: 2018-August-23
  • Fixed Date: 2018-August-28
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-15882

Description

Inadequate checks in the InputFilter class could allow specifically prepared PHAR files to pass the upload filter.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 1.5.0 through 3.8.11

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.12

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Davide Tampellini
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.6.0 through 3.8.8
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2018-May-07
  • Fixed Date: 2018-June-26
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-12711

Description

In some cases the link of the current language might contain unescaped HTML special characters. This may lead to reflective XSS via injection of arbitrary parameters and/or values on the current page url.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 1.6.0 through 3.8.8

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.9

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Borja Lorenzo, Innotecsystem
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 through 3.8.8
  • Exploit type: LFI
  • Reported Date: 2018-April-23
  • Fixed Date: 2018-June-26
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-12712

Description

Our autoload code checks classnames to be valid, using the "class_exists" function in PHP. In PHP 5.3 this function validates invalid names as valid, which can result in a Local File Inclusion.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 2.5.0 through 3.8.8

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.9

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Davide Tampellini
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.0 through 3.8.7
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2017-October-28
  • Fixed Date: 2018-May-22
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-6378

Description

Inadequate filtering of file and folder names lead to various XSS attack vectors in the media manager.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 1.5.0 through 3.8.7

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.8

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: David Jardin, JSST
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Low
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.1.2 through 3.8.7
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2018-March-30
  • Fixed Date: 2018-May-22
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-11328

Description

Under specific circumstances (a redirect issued with a URI containing a username and password when the Location: header cannot be used), a lack of escaping the user-info component of the URI could result in a XSS vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.1.2 through 3.8.7

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.8

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: David Jardin, JSST
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Impact: Medium
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 3.0.0 through 3.8.7
  • Exploit type: Session race condition
  • Reported Date: 2017-July-08
  • Fixed Date: 2018-May-22
  • CVE Number: CVE-2018-11324

Description

A long running background process, such as remote checks for core or extension updates, could create a race condition where a session which was expected to be destroyed would be recreated.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 3.0.0 through 3.8.7

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.8

Additional Resources

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: David Jardin, JSST