Upgrade immediately to Joomla! 1.0.11

Created on Monday, 28 August 2006 12:00

Security Fixes

Joomla! 1.0.11 Contains twenty-six (26) fixes for High, Medium and Low Level Security Vulnerabilities.

The majority of these vulnerabilities affect all previous versions of Joomla!

04 HIGH Level Threats fixed

A1 Unvalidated Input
  • Secured mosMail() against unvalidated input
  • Secured JosIsValidEmail() - in previous versions the existence of an email address somewhere in the string was sufficient
A6 Injection Flaws
  • Fixed remote execution issue in PEAR.php
  • Fixed Zend Hash Del Key Or Index Vulnerability

04 MEDIUM Level Threats fixed

A1 Unvalidated Input
  • globals.php not included in administrator/index.php
A2 Broken Access Control
  • Added Missing defined( '_VALID_MOS' ) checks
  • Limit Admin `Upload Image` from uploading below `/images/stories/` directory
  • Fixed do_pdf command bypassing the user authentication

18 LOW Level Threats fixed

A1 Unvalidated Input
  • Hardened Admin `User Manager`
  • Hardened poll module
  • Fixed josSpoofValue function to ensure the hash is a string
A2 Broken Access Control
  • Secured com_content to not allow the tasks 'emailform' and 'emailsend' if $mosConfig_hideEmail is set
  • Fixed emailform com_content task bypassing the user authentication
  • Limit access to Admin `Popups` functionality
A4 Cross Site Scripting
  • Fixed XSS injection issue in Admin `Module Manager`
  • Fixed XSS injection issue in Admin `Help`
  • Fixed XSS injection issue in Search
A6 Injection Flaws
  • Harden loading of globals.php by using require() instead of include_once();
  • Block potential misuse of $option variable
  • Block against injection issue in Admin `Upload Image`
  • Secured against possible injection attacks on ->load()
  • Secured against injection attack on content submissions where frontpage is selected
  • Secured against possible injection attack thru mosPageNav constructor
  • Secured against possible injection attack thru saveOrder functions
  • Add exploit blocking rules to htaccess
  • Harden ACL from possible injection attacks

High Level Vulnerabilities

1.0.11 fixes 4 High Level security vulnerabilities that affect all previous versions of Joomla! 1.0.x series.  In fact there is a strong likelihood that most of these vulnerabilities (including the High Level ones) will also affect older versions of Mambo as well.

Therefore all Joomla! users are strongly advised to upgrade immediately to Joomla! 1.0.11