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[oCERT-2010-002] Joomla input sanitization errors (XSS)

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#2010-002 Joomla input sanitization errors (XSS) Description: Joomla, an open source content management system, suffers from a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Insufficient input sanitization on the parameters passed to pages related to administration settings leads to arbitrary javascript injection in the context of the user session, this could be potentially exploited to hijack the session of the Joomla administrator. Affected version: Joomla <= 1.5.19 Fixed version: Joomla >= 1.5.20 Credit: vulnerability report and PoC received from Mesut Timur <mesut [at] mavitunasecurity [dot] com>. CVE: N/A Timeline: 2010-06-01: vulnerability report received 2010-06-01: contacted Joomla Security Team 2010-07-15: Joomla advisory published 2010-07-20: oCERT advisory published References: http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/318-20100704-core-xss-vulnerabilitis-in-back-end.html Permalink: http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2010-002.html -- Andrea Barisani | Founder & Project Coordinator oCERT | Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team <lcars@ocert.org> http://www.ocert.org 0x864C9B9E 0A76 074A 02CD E989 CE7F AC3F DA47 578E 864C 9B9E "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate"