The Joomla! 1.0.x series are currently vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting.
Joomla! is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for
publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets.
3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION
The "ordering" parameter in a core module,com_search, is not properly
sanitized and thus vulnerable to XSS.
By leveraging this vulnerability, attackers can compromise currently
logged-in user/administrator session and impersonate arbitrary user
actions available under /administrator/ functions. As the
vulnerability is based on the core module, it affects both classic and
customized Joomla! 1.0.x based web sites.
4. VERSIONS AFFECTED
Joomla! 1.0.x ~ 1.0.15 series
Joomla 1.0.x series has been at end of life since 2009-07-22.
Upgrade to Joomla! 1.5.x family (1.5.22 as of 2011-01-06)
Joomla! Developer Team
This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN
Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.
9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE
2011-01-03: notified Joomla! Security Strike Team regardless of EOL status
2011-01-06: vulnerability disclosed
Original Advisory URL:
Joomla! 1.0.x End of Life -
OWASP Top 10: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project