Joomla! XSS turns users to admins

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Affects versions up to 1.70

Multiple cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities have been discovered in content management system Joomla!.

The attacks require user login and allow users to impersonate administrator functions.

Three vulnerabilities affect core components of Joomla! version 1.70 and below and were found by the Burma-based YEHG hacking group.

The vulnerabilities were patched in Joomla! version 1.71.

One XSS vulnerability, which uses the searchword parameter, was previously reported to Joomla! but was not “completely” fixed, the hacking group said.

More information is available on the websites of YEGH and Joomla!

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


Joomla! XSS turns users to admins
 
 
 
Top Stories
Meet FABACUS, Westpac's first computer
GE225 operators celebrate gold anniversary.
 
NSW Govt gets ready to throw out the floppy disks
[Opinion] Dominic Perrottet says its time for government to catch up.
 
iiNet facing new copyright battle with Hollywood
Fighting to protect customer details.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  26%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  21%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  15%
 
Software development
  26%
TOTAL VOTES: 340

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  58%
 
No
  42%
TOTAL VOTES: 143

Vote