A vulnerability has been reported in the J!Research component for Joomla, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.
Input passed to the "controller" parameter in index.php (when "option" is set to "com_jresearch") is not properly sanitised before being used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local resources via directory traversal attacks and URL-encoded NULL bytes.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 126.96.36.199.
Solution: Update to version 188.8.131.52.
Provided and/or discovered by: Chip D3 Bi0s
Original Advisory: J!Research:
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Score: 10 Posts: 1 User Since: 26th Apr 2010 System Score: N/A Location: DE Last edited on 26th Apr, 2010 21:23
Let me introduce myself, I am Luis Galárraga, author and leader of J!Research project and write to let you know we have solved this vulnerability in our latest stable release 184.108.40.206, downloadable at http://joomla-research.com/en/downloads.html.
We really appreciate this report which surely contributes to the improvement of our project.
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