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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: 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
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 and 1.7.0 - 1.7.4
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-29
  • Fixed Date: 2012-February-02

Description

Inadequate validation leads to information disclosure in administrator.

Affected Installs

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

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.7.5 or 2.5.1 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jakub Galczyk
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.7.4 and all earlier 1.7.x versions
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-06
  • Fixed Date: 2012-February-02

Description

On some servers the error log could be read by unauthorised users.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.4 and all earlier 1.7.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.1 or 1.7.5 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Alain Rivest
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 and 1.7.0 - 1.7.4
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-29
  • Fixed Date: 2012-February-02

Description

Inadequate validation leads to path disclosure in administrator.

Affected Installs

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

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.1 or 1.7.5 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jakub Galczyk
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.7.3 and all earlier 1.7 and 1.6 versions
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-07
  • Fixed Date: 2012-January-24

Description

Inadequate filtering leads to information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.3 and all earlier versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.7.4 or 2.5.0 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Erwan Peton - Intrinsec
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.7.3 and all earlier 1.7 and 1.6 versions
  • Exploit type: XSS Vulnerability
  • Reported Date: 2011-November-16
  • Fixed Date: 2012-January-24

Description

Inadequate filtering leads to XSS vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.3 and all earlier versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.7.4 or 2.5.0 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Ankita Kapadia
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.7.3 and all earlier 1.7 and 1.6 versions
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2011-December-19
  • Fixed Date: 2012-January-24

Description

Inadequate filtering leads to information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.3 and all earlier versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.7.4 or 2.5.0 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jean-Marie Simonet