Joomla! administrator index.php file upload

joomla-admin-index-file-upload (36424) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Joomla! could allow an authenticated remote attacker with administrator privileges to upload arbitrary files, caused by an error in the index.php script. By sending a specially-crafted request to the option parameter, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to upload arbitrary files to the /tmp directory.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.4
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Joomla! (1.5 RC2 or later), available from the Joomla! Web site. See References.

References:

  • Joomla! Web site: Joomla! - Joomla! 1.5 RC2 Endeleo Released - Happy Birthday Joomla!.
  • BID-25508: Joomla! 1.5 Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-4781: administrator/index.php in the installer component (com_installer) in Joomla! 1.5 Beta1, Beta2, and RC1 allows remote authenticated administrators to upload arbitrary files to tmp/ via the Upload Package File functionality, which is accessible when com_installer is the value of the option parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 45888: Joomla! Installer Component (com_installer) administrator/index.php Arbitrary File Upload

Platforms Affected:

  • Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.0 Beta1
  • Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.0 RC1
  • Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.0 Beta2

Reported:

Sep 01, 2007

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