Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   



Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Joomla! Vendors:
Joomla! Password Reset Bug Lets Remote Users Reset a Password
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020687
SecurityTracker URL:
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:

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

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

[Original Message Not Available for Viewing]

Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page

Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

This web site uses cookies for web analytics. Learn More

Copyright 2021, LLC