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  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: Admin client
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.11 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2009-June-22
  • Fixed Date: 2009-June-30

Description

Some files were missing the check for JEXEC.  These scripts will then expose internal path information of the host.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.11 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.12 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: com_users
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.10 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2009-April-30
  • Fixed Date: 2009-June-02

Description

A XSS vulnerability exists in the user view of com_users in the administrator panel.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.10 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.11 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Airton Torres
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: ja_purity
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.10 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2009-April-06
  • Fixed Date: 2009-June-02

Description

A XSS vulnerability exists in the JA_Purity template which ships with Joomla! 1.5.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.10 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.11 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Juan Galiana Lara
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: Site client
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.10 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2009-May-05
  • Fixed Date: 2009-June-02

Description

Some values were output from the database without being properly escaped.  Most strings in question were sourced from the administrator panel.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.10 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.11 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: com_content
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.9 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2009-March-12
  • Fixed Date: 2009-March-27

Description

A XSS vulnerability exists in the category view of com_content.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.9 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.10 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: Multiple
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.9 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS and CSRV
  • Reported Date: 2009-February-15
  • Fixed Date: 2009-March-27

Description

A series of XSS and CSRF faults exist in the administrator application.  Affected administrator components include com_admin, com_media, com_search.  Both com_admin and com_search contain XSS vulnerabilities, and com_media contains 2 CSRF vulnerabilities.  

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.9 are affected.  The com_search XSS vulnerability requires that "Gather Search Statistics" be enabled to be exploitable (Disabled by default).

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.10 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: plg_xstandard
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 1.5.8 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: Directory Traversal
  • Reported Date: 2009-January-7
  • Fixed Date: 2009-January-9

Description

A crafted request can cause disclosure of the directory structure on the server (including any directory that php has access to).

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.8 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.9 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: framework
  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 1.5.8 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: Session Hijacking/
  • Reported Date: 2008-November-20
  • Fixed Date: 2009-January-9

Description

When running a site under SSL ONLY (the entire site is forced to be under ssl), Joomla! does not set the SSL flag on the cookie.  This can allow someone monitoring the network to find the cookie related to the session.  Please note that all data is still transferred securely.

Affected Installs

1.5.8 and lower installs which are run with SSL only (no non-ssl access).  

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.9 or newer), and set force_ssl in global configuration. Alternatively, the php setting session.secure_cookie can be set in .htaccess or php.ini.  Joomla! (all versions) will respect this setting.

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Hanno Boeck
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: com_weblinks
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.7 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2008-November-9
  • Fixed Date: 2008-November-10

Description

com_weblinks allows raw HTML into the title and description tags for weblink submissions (from both the administrator and site submission forms). 

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.7 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.8 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Gergo Erdosi
  • Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: com_content
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.7 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2008-October-03
  • Fixed Date: 2008-November-10

Description

The defaults on com_content article submission allow entry of dangerous HTML tags (script, etc).  This only affects users with access level Author or higher, and only if you have not set filtering options in com_content configuration.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.7 are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.8 or newer).

Contact

The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Johan Janssens