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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Joomla! Vendors:   joomla.org
Joomla! Password Reset Bug Lets Remote Users Reset a Password
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020687
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020687
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3681   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 27 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 13 2008
Impact:   Modification of authentication information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5 - 1.5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Joomla!. A remote user can reset the password of a certain account.

The password reset mechanism does not function properly. A remote user can reset the password for the first enabled user, which is typically the administrative user.

The vulnerability resides in 'com_user/models/reset.php'.

Marijke Stuivenberg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can reset the password of the account with the lowest account ID number.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/241-20080801-core-password-remind-functionality.html

Vendor URL:  joomla.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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