Joomla Core vulnerability

OWASP 2013-A9 OWASP 2017-A9 CWE-79

Joomla! is one of the most used free and open-source content management systems. Joomla is an Open Source Matters Inc product which was introduced to publish web content. This framework is built on the base of the model–view–controller web application framework.

There are servers using older versions of Joomla. These Joomla versions are vulnerable to different types of attacks like:-

  1. Remote File Inclusions
  2. Security Bypass
  3. Cross Site Scripting
  4. Multiple Vulnerabilities
  5. Cross-site Request Forgery
  6. SQL injection
  7. Directory Traversal

Each of these vulnerabilities is unique to different versions of Joomla!. If an attacker gets to know the version of Joomla!. He could exploit and pinpoint all the vulnerable sections in the application to conduct a successful attack.

Impact

The impact include:-

  • Exploit latent vulnerabilities
  • Losing server integrity
  • Possible data loss
  • The attacker can gain access to the whole server
  • Possible compromisation the application

Mitigation / Precaution

Beagle recommends the following fixes:-

  • Upgrade Joomla! to the latest version.

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