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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Joomla! Vendors:   joomla.org
Joomla! Local Include File Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Local PHP Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041245
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041245
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-12712   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.5.0 - 3.8.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Joomla!. A remote user can include and execute PHP code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate classes on systems using PHP 5.3. A remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to cause the target system to include and execute PHP code located on the target system. The PHP code, including operating system commands, if any, will run with the privileges of the target web service.

Systems using PHP 5.3 are affected.

Davide Tampellini reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute PHP code located on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.8.9).

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:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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