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Joomla! 1.7.0 | Multiple Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities

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1. OVERVIEW

Joomla! 1.7.0 (stable version) is vulnerable to multiple Cross Site Scripting issues.


2. BACKGROUND

Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It comprises a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.
Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.


3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION

Several parameters (searchword, extension, asset, author ) in Joomla! Core components are not properly sanitized upon submission to the /index.php url, which allows attacker to conduct Cross Site Scripting attack. This may allow an attacker to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary script code in a…

Advanced Electron Forums (AEF) 1.0.9 <= Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Vulnerability

1. OVERVIEW

The Advanced Electron Forums (AEF)  1.0.9 <= versions are vulnerable to Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF).


2. BACKGROUND

AEF has a very simple and easy to use Administration Panel and installing this software is a piece of cake! You can install new themes, customize themes the way you want. The User Control Panel has a simple yet beautiful interface where users can set their preferences for the board.


3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION

Advanced Electron Forums (AEF) 1.0.9 <=  versions contain a flaw that allows a remote Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF / XSRF) attack. The flaw exists because the application does not require multiple steps or explicit confirmation for sensitive transactions for majority of administrator functions such as adding new user, assigning user to administrative privilege. By using a crafted URL, an attacker may trick the victim into visiting to his web page to take advantage of the trust relationship between the authenticated victim and the applic…

Hacker Web Search Update

Added some recon searchesRe-arranged some categoriesAdd OpenSearch sidebar install  (right besides "[about]" link)Check this out at http://yehg.net/q/