Joomla! search terms information disclosure

joomla-search-information-disclosure (81925) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Joomla! could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in method of encoding search terms. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Joomla! (2.5.9 or 3.0.3 or later), available from the Joomla! Web site. See References.

References:

  • Joomla Security News - 20130201: Core - Information Disclosure .
  • Joomla! Web Site: Joomla!.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [2-27-2013]: Joomla! <= 3.0.2 (highlight.php) PHP Object Injection Vulnerability.
  • Packet Storm Security [02-27-2013]: Joomla! 3.0.2 PHP Object Injection.
  • BID-57746: Joomla! 'highlight' Parameter PHP Object Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-1453: plugins/system/highlight/highlight.php in Joomla! 3.0.x through 3.0.2 and 2.5.x through 2.5.8 allows attackers to unserialize arbitrary PHP objects to obtain sensitive information, delete arbitrary directories, conduct SQL injection attacks, and possibly have other impacts via the highlight parameter. Note: it was originally reported that this issue only allowed attackers to obtain sensitive information, but later analysis demonstrated that other attacks exist.
  • SA52043: Joomla! Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.0
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.1
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.2
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.3
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.4
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.5
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.6
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.7
  • Joomla! Joomla! 2.5.8
  • Joomla! Joomla! 3.0.0
  • Joomla! Joomla! 3.0.1
  • Joomla! Joomla! 3.0.2

Reported:

Feb 04, 2013

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