Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Joomla
Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS vulnerability in Joomla
Software: All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.19 are affected.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.joomla.org
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting
Researcher: Mesut Timur
Advisory Reference: NS-11-001
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 an XSS vulnerability in various administrator screens. All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.19 are affected.
You can read about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities here: Cross-site scripting
Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.5.20 or later).
It has been discovered on testing of Invicti.
- Vendor URL: http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/318-20100704-core-xss-vulnerabillitis-in-back-end.html
- MSL Advisory Link: /xss-vulnerability-in-joomla/
- Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/
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