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Secunia Security Advisory 46844

Secunia Security Advisory 46844
Posted Nov 15, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in the obSuggest component for Joomla!, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

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MD5 | 259319d085bd794179e8b66cac13fa03

Secunia Security Advisory 46844

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TITLE:
Joomla! obSuggest Component "controller" Local File Inclusion
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46844

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46844/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46844

RELEASE DATE:
2011-11-15

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46844/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46844/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46844

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in the obSuggest component for
Joomla!, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose
potentially sensitive information.

Input passed to the "controller" parameter in index.php (when
"option" is set to "com_obsuggest") is not properly verified before
being used to include files. This can be exploited to include
arbitrary files from local resources via directory traversal attacks
and URL-encoded NULL bytes.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.8.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.8.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
v3n0m

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://foobla.com/news/latest/obsuggest-1.8-security-release.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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