[Full-disclosure] Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 | Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability
YGN Ethical Hacker Group
lists at yehg.net
Thu Jan 13 18:43:23 GMT 2011
Niels Braczek From Germany Joomla! Community has released a patch:
It uses the same Joomla! filtering function and thus it's supposed to safe.
For your convenience, download the patched file from
Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 | Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability
The Joomla! 1.0.x series are currently vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting.
CVE ID, CVE-2011-0005, has been assigned for it.
Joomla! is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for
publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets.
3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION
The "ordering" parameter in a core module,com_search, is not properly
sanitized and thus vulnerable to XSS.
By leveraging this vulnerability, attackers can compromise currently
logged-in user/administrator session and impersonate arbitrary user
actions available under /administrator/ functions. As the
vulnerability is based on the core module, it affects both classic and
customized Joomla! 1.0.x based web sites.
4. VERSIONS AFFECTED
Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 series
Joomla 1.0.x series has been at end of life since 2009-07-22.
Upgrade to Joomla! 1.5.x family (1.5.22 as of 2011-01-06)
Apply the third-party patch:
Joomla! Developer Team
This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN
Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.
9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE
2011-01-03: notified Joomla! Security Strike Team regardless of EOL status
2011-01-06: vulnerability disclosed
2011-01-07: vendor confirmed that they would not release patch
10. VENDOR RESPONSE
>> While noted, your exploit report does not fall within the JSST remit as
>> we no longer support J1.0.x branch (as you are aware and indicate).
>> The vulnerability mentioned is not known to exist in any current supported release.
>> Please ensure you are using the latest version of Joomla!
Original Advisory URL:
Patched File: http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/joomla/core/patched_com_search.zip
Joomla! 1.0.x End of Life -
OWASP Top 10: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project
#updated - 2011-01-14
- added patched link
#updated - 2011-01-07
- added VENDOR RESPONSE, CVE ID
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