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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Joomla! Vendors:   joomla.org
Joomla! Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037108
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037108
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8869, CVE-2016-8870   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 8 2016
Original Entry Date:  Oct 26 2016
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4.4 - 3.6.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Joomla!. A remote user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote user can exploit an input validation flaw register on the target site with elevated privileges.

The vendor was notified on October 21, 2016.

Davide Tampellini reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.6.4).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://developer.joomla.org/security-centre/660-20161002-core-elevated-privileges.html

Vendor URL:  developer.joomla.org/security-centre/660-20161002-core-elevated-privileges.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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