Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 | Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability

2011-01-07T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:25452
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-01-07T00:00:00

Description

============================================================================== Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 | Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability ==============================================================================

  1. OVERVIEW

The Joomla! 1.0.x series are currently vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting.

  1. BACKGROUND

Joomla! is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets.

  1. 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.

  1. VERSIONS AFFECTED

Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 series

  1. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT/EXPLOIT

http://attacker.in/joomla1015/index.php?option=com_search&searchword=xss&searchphrase=any&ordering=newest%22%20onmousemove=alert%28document.cookie%29%20style=position:fixed;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;%22

  1. SOLUTION

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 2011-01-05)

  1. VENDOR

Joomla! Developer Team http://www.joomla.org

  1. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.

  1. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE

2011-01-03: notified Joomla! Security Strike Team regardless of EOL status 2011-01-06: vulnerability disclosed

  1. REFERENCES

Original Advisory URL: http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/joomla/core/[joomla_1.0.x~15]_cross_site_scripting Joomla! 1.0.x End of Life - http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/509-an-old-friend-comes-of-age.html OWASP Top 10: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project CWE-79: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html

yehg [2011-01-06]


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