JCE component for Joomla! file.php File Upload

jce-joomla-file-file-upload (75671) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

JCE component for Joomla! could allow a remote authenticated attacker to upload arbitrary files, caused by the improper validation of file extensions by the file.php script. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to upload a malicious PHP script, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of JCE component for Joomla! (2.1.0 or later), available from the Joomla! Web site. See References.

References:

  • Joomla! Content Editor Web Site: JCE 2.1 released .
  • Secunia Research 16/05/2012: Joomla! JCE Component Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability.
  • BID-51002: Joomla! JCE Component 'file.php' Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-2902: Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in editor/extensions/browser/file.php in the Joomla Content Editor (JCE) component before 2.1 for Joomla!, when chunking is set to greater than zero, allows remote authors to execute arbitrary PHP code by uploading a PHP file with a double extension as demonstrated by .jpg.pht.
  • OSVDB ID: 81980: Joomla Content Editor (JCE) for Joomla! components/com_jce/editor/extensions/browser/file.php File Upload PHP Code Execution
  • SA49206: Joomla! JCE Component Cross-Site Scripting and Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Joomla! JCE component for Joomla! 2.0.21
  • Joomla! Joomla!

Reported:

May 14, 2012

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