High Severity Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Joomla! Detected with Invicti


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS vulnerability in Joomla 1.6.3
Software: All 1.6.x installs prior to and including 1.6.3 are affected.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.joomla.org
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting
Severity: High
Researcher: Mesut Timur
Advisory Reference: NS-11-009


Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.


Joomla is affected by a XSS vulnerability. All 1.6.x installs prior to and including 1.6.3 are affected.
You can read about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities here: Cross-site scripting


Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.6.4 or later).


It has been discovered on testing of Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.


  1. Vendor URL: http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/349-20110601-xss-vulnerabilities.html
  2. MSL Advisory Link: /xss-vulnerability-in-joomla-163/
  3. Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/

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