User Status component for Joomla! controller parameter file include
|userstatus-controller-file-include (57483)||Medium Risk|
The User Status component for Joomla! could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the index.php script using the controller parameter to specify a malicious file from the local system, which could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information or execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable Web server.
Note: In order to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code, the attacker would first be required to upload a malicious file or inject arbitrary commands into an existing file.
Upgrade to the latest version of User Status (1.23.16 or later), available from the Joomla! Extensions Directory Web site. See References.
- Joomla! Extensions Directory Web site: User Status Componenent Module.
- JoomlaMo Web site: Other Joomla Components, Modules, and Plugins.
- Offensive Security Exploit Database [04-01-2010]: Joomla Component User Status Local File Inclusion .
- BID-39174: User Status Component for Joomla! Local File Include Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-1304: Directory traversal vulnerability in userstatus.php in the User Status (com_userstatus) component 1.21.16 for Joomla! allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the controller parameter to index.php.
- OSVDB ID: 63587: User Status Component for Joomla! index.php controller Parameter Traversal Local File Inclusion
- SA39208: Joomla! User Status Component "controller" Local File Inclusion Vulnerability
- Joomla! Joomla!
- JoomlaMo User Status 1.21.16
Apr 01, 2010
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