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Joomla JIM Component File Inclusion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-08-18    Last Update:  2006-08-24    Views:  21,204

Secunia Advisory SA21545

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


XORON has discovered a vulnerability in the JIM component for Joomla, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "mosConfig_absolute_path" parameter in components/com_jim/install.jim.php is not properly verified, before it is used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 1.0.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Apply patch or install patched version 1.0.1:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
XORON

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2203

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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