Joomla! Content Management System Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Threat Alert

Joomla! Content Management System Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Threat Alert

October 22, 2019 | Mina Hao
Joomla

Overview

Recently, security researcher Alessandro Groppo posted a blog about a remote code execution vulnerability in the early version of the content management system Joomla!. The vulnerability is a remote code execution caused by a PHP object injection discovered by researchers in the Joomla! CMS 3.0.0. to 3.4.6 (released from September 2012 to December 2015). The vulnerability POC has been released.

The impact is extended even though few Joomla! Versions exist this vulnerability because it is completely independent of the environment.

References:

[1] https://www.zdnet.com/article/zero-day-published-for-old-joomla-cms-versions/

[2] https://blog.hacktivesecurity.com/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=41

[3] https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/47465

Affected Products and Versions

  • Joomla! Version >= 3.0.0
  • Joomla! Version <= 3.4.6

Security Recommendations

Updating the Joomla! version to 3.4.7 or higher will prevent attacks.  The latest version is 3.9.12.

References:

https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/releases

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