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Joomla 1.6.3 Cross Site Scripting

Joomla 1.6.3 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Nov 10, 2011
Authored by Mesut Timur | Site netsparker.com

Joomla version 1.6.3 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | advisory, xss
SHA-256 | 7ff6be846112bbdf01d1266eebe01c79144921568bc5135c71a8d0cf3a3bccca

Joomla 1.6.3 Cross Site Scripting

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Information
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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

Description
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Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which
enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many
aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla
the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is
an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Details
-------------------
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/

Solution
-------------------
Upgrade to the latest Joomla! version (1.6.4 or later).

Credits
-------------------
It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application
Security Scanner - http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker/

References
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1. Vendor URL: http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/349-20110601-xss-vulnerabilities.html
2. MSL Advisory Link :
http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/xss-vulnerability-in-joomla-163/
3. Netsparker Advisories :
http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/

About 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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Netsparker Advisories, <advisories@mavitunasecurity.com>
Homepage, http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/

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