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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Medium High
  • Versions: 2.5.4 and all earlier 2.5.x versions
  • Exploit type: Privilege Escalation
  • Reported Date: 2012-April-29
  • Fixed Date: 2012-June-18

Description

Inadequate checking leads to possible user privilege escalation.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 2.5.4 and all earlier 2.5.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.5

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Nils Rückmann
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.4 and all earlier 2.5.x versions
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-May-1
  • Fixed Date: 2012-June-18

Description

Inadequate filtering leads SQL error and information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 2.5.4 and all earlier 2.5.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.5

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jakub Galczyk
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.3 and all earlier 2.5.x versions
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-7
  • Fixed Date: 2012-April-2

Description

Inadequate permission checking allows unauthorised viewing of some administrative back end information.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 2.5.3 and all earlier 2.5.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.4

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Cyrille Barthelemy
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.3 and all earlier 2.5.x versions
  • Exploit type: XSS Vulnerability
  • Reported Date: 2012-February-3
  • Fixed Date: 2012-April-2

Description

Inadequate filtering in update manager leads to XSS vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 2.5.3 and all earlier 2.5.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.4

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Alex Andreae
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 1.5.25 and all earlier 1.5.x versions
  • Exploit type: Password Change
  • Reported Date: 2012-March-8
  • Fixed Date: 2012-March-27

Description

Insufficient randomness leads to password reset vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 1.5.25 and all earlier 1.5.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.5.26

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: George Argyros and Aggelos Kiayias
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.25 and all earlier 1.5.x versions
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-7
  • Fixed Date: 2012-March-27

Description

Inadequate permission checking allows unauthorised viewing of administrative back end information.

Affected Installs

Joomla! versions 1.5.25 and all earlier 1.5.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.5.26

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Cyrille Barthelemy
  • 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: Password Change
  • Reported Date: 2012-March-8
  • Fixed Date: 2012-March-15

Description

Insufficient randomness leads to password reset vulnerability.

Affected Installs

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

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.3

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: George Argyros and Aggelos Kiayias
  • 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

Description

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

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.3

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jeff Channel
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 2.5.1, 2.5.0 and 1.7.0 - 1.7.5
  • Exploit type: SQL Injection
  • Reported Date: 2012-February-29
  • Fixed Date: 2012-March-05

Description

Inadequate escaping leads to SQL injection vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 2.5.1, 2.5.0, 1.7.4, and all earlier 1.7.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.2

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Ching Shiong Sow, Stratsec
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 2.5.1 and 2.5.0
  • Exploit type: XSS Vulnerability
  • Reported Date: 2012-February-29
  • Fixed Date: 2012-March-05

Description

Inadequate filtering leads to XSS vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 2.5.1 and 2.5.0.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.2

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Phil Purviance