Joomla Bookman Denial Of Service

Type packetstorm
Reporter MustLive
Modified 2011-08-31T00:00:00


                                            `Hello list!  
I want to warn you about Insufficient Anti-automation and Denial of Service  
vulnerabilities in com_bookman for Joomla. Also this component is included  
in Reservation Manager for Joomla.  
This is another one of few advisories which I've made in April 2010. In this  
advisory I'm continue to inform readers of mailing lists about vulnerable  
web applications which are using CaptchaSecurityImages.php.  
Affected products:  
Vulnerable are all versions of com_bookman and all versions of Reservation  
Manager for Joomla.  
I've already wrote last year the recommendations about fixing these issues  
in another my advisory concerning vulnerable web application with  
CaptchaSecurityImages.php. As I wrote earlier  
(, developers of  
CaptchaSecurityImages.php fixed this hole at 27.03.2007. So one of the way  
to fix these issues is to use fixed version of the script or to make  
appropriate changes in com_bookman's version of the script.  
These are Insufficient Anti-automation and Denial of Service  
The vulnerabilities exist in captcha script CaptchaSecurityImages.php, which  
is using in this system. I already wrote at my site about vulnerabilities in  
CaptchaSecurityImages (  
Insufficient Anti-automation (WASC-21):  
Captcha bypass is possible via half-automated or automated (with using of  
OCR) methods, which were mentioned before (  
DoS (WASC-10):  
With setting of large values of width and height it's possible to create  
large load at the server.  
2010.04.10 - disclosed at my site.  
2010.04.11 - informed developers of com_bookman and Reservation Manager for  
I mentioned about these vulnerabilities at my site  
Best wishes & regards,  
Administrator of Websecurity web site