Name : XSS vulnerability in Joomla 1.6.3. Software : All 1.6.x installs prior to and including 1.6.3 are affected. Vendor Hompeage : http://www.joomla.org Vulnerability Type : Cross-Site Scripting Severity : High Researcher : Mesut Timur <mesut [at] mavitunasecurity [dot] com> Advisory Reference : NS-11-009
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Joomla is affected by a XSS vulnerability in various administrator screens. All 1.6.x installs prior to and including 1.6.3 are affected. You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities from here : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/crosssite-scripting-xss/
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It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner - http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker/
Netsparker® can find and report security issues such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the first and the only False Positive Free web application security scanner.
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