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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Joomla! Vendors:   joomla.org
Joomla! Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Username and Password and Other Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039407
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039407
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-14595, CVE-2017-14596   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 8 2017
Original Entry Date:  Sep 21 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.0 - 3.7.5; possibly also 1.5.0 - 3.8.1
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Joomla!. A remote user can obtain passwords on the target system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted request to trigger an SQL query processing logic flaw and view article intro texts on the target system [CVE-2017-14595]. Versions 3.7.0 through 3.7.5 are affected.

A remote user can send a specially crafted request to exploit an input validation flaw in the LDAP authentication plugin and obtain the target username and password [CVE-2017-14596].

Dr. Johannes Dahse, RIPS Technologies GmbH, and Michal Prochaczek reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain username and password on the target system.

A remote user can obtain article intro texts on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.8.0).

[Editor's note: On November 7, 2017, the vendor issued a new security advisory (20171101) for an LDAP authentication plugin vulnerability using the same CVE number (CVE-2017-14596) as advisory 20170902. The new advisory lists versions 1.5.0 through 3.8.1 as affected and version 3.8.2 as a fixed version.]

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://developer.joomla.org/security-centre.html

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

Message History:   None.


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