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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Joomla! Vendors:   joomla.org
Joomla! JRequest Initialization Bug Lets Remote Users Inject Characters into Variables
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020843
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020843
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4105   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 25 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 10 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.x prior to 1.5.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Joomla!. A remote user can modify certain variables.

The system does not properly initialize variables set with JRequest::setVar. A remote user can inject characters into the returned data.

Andrew Eddie reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can modify certain variables.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/271-20080901-core-jrequest-variable-injection.html

Vendor URL:  www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5212-joomla-157-security-release-now-available.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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