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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.7.3 and all earlier versions
  • Exploit type: XSS Vulnerability
  • Reported Date: 2012-January-22
  • Fixed Date: 2012-January-24

Description

Inadequate filtering leads to XSS vulnerability.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.3 and all earlier 1.7 and 1.6 versions

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.7.4 or 2.5.0 or higher

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: David Jardin
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Medium
  • Versions: 1.7.2 and all 1.6.x versions
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2011-October-21
  • Fixed Date: 2011-November-14

Description

Inadequate filtering leads to XSS vulnerability in back end.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.2 and all earlier 1.7.x and 1.6.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.3 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Corné Hannema
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 1.7.2 and all 1.6.x versions
  • Exploit type: Password Change
  • Reported Date: 2011-October-28
  • Fixed Date: 2011-November-14

Description

Weak random number generation during password reset leads to possibility of changing a user's password.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.2 and all earlier 1.7.x and 1.6.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.3 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Gregor Kopf and David Jardin
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 1.5.24 and all earlier 1.5 versions
  • Exploit type: Password Change
  • Reported Date: 2011-October-28
  • Fixed Date: 2011-November-14

Description

Weak random number generation during password reset leads to possibility of changing a user's password.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.5.24 and all earlier 1.5 versions

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! 1.5 version (1.5.25 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Gregor Kopf and David Jardin
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.7.1
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2011-September-09
  • Fixed Date: 2011-October-17

Description

Weak encryption causes potential information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.1 and earlier

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.2 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jeff Channell
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.7.1
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2011-August-02
  • Fixed Date: 2011-October-17

Description

Inadequate error checking causes potential information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.1 and earlier

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.2 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Aung Khant, YGN Ethical Hacker Group
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.23 and earlier
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2011-September-09
  • Fixed Date: 2011-October-17

Description

Weak encryption causes potential information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.5.23 and earlier

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.5.24 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Jeff Channell
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.7.0
  • Exploit type: Information Disclosure
  • Reported Date: 2011-September-23
  • Fixed Date: 2011-September-26

Description

Inadequate error checking causes information disclosure.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.0

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.1 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: National Vulnerability Database
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Medium
  • Versions: 1.7.0 and all 1.6.x versions
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2011-August-02
  • Fixed Date: 2011-September-22

Description

Inadequate escaping leads to XSS vulnerability in com_search.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.0 and all 1.6.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.1 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Aung Khant
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: All
  • Severity: Medium
  • Versions: 1.7.0 and all 1.6.x versions
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2011-August-02
  • Fixed Date: 2011-September-22

Description

Inadequate escaping leads to XSS vulnerability in back end.

Affected Installs

Joomla! version 1.7.0 and all 1.6.x versions

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.7.1 or later)

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Aung Khant