• Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: CMS
  • Severity: High
  • Versions: 1.6.0 through 3.6.4
  • Exploit type: Elevated Privileges
  • Reported Date: 2016-November-04
  • Fixed Date: 2016-December-06
  • CVE Number: CVE-2016-9838


Incorrect use of unfiltered data stored to the session on a form validation failure allows for existing user accounts to be modified; to include resetting their username, password, and user group assignments.

Affected Installs

Joomla! CMS versions 1.6.0 through 3.6.4


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The JSST at the Joomla! Security Centre.

Reported By: @iamsecurity