• 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


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.


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


The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: Johan Janssens