Joomla! JRequest command execution
|joomla-jrequest-command-execution (45069)||High Risk|
Joomla! could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of variables set with JRequest::setVar within JRequest. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious characters into the returned data and possibly execute arbitrary commands on the system.
Upgrade to the latest version of Joomla! (1.5.7 or later), available from the Joomla! Web site. See References.
- Joomla! Security Announcements - Tuesday, 09 September 2008 16:00:  - Core - JRequest Variable Injection.
- Joomla! Web site: Joomla 1.5.7 Security Release Now Available.
- CVE-2008-4105: JRequest in Joomla! 1.5 before 1.5.7 does not sanitize variables that were set with JRequest::setVar, which allows remote attackers to conduct variable injection attacks and have unspecified other impact.
- OSVDB ID: 48225: Joomla! JRequest::setVar Variable Injection
- SA31789: Joomla! Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020843: Joomla! JRequest Initialization Bug Lets Remote Users Inject Characters into Variables
- Joomla Joomla! 1.5.0
- Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.1
- Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.2
- Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.3
- Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.4
- Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.5
- Joomla! Joomla! 1.5.6
Sep 09, 2008
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