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Joomla user password reset vulnerability being actively exploited

We've received reports from several readers (thanx, Ronaldo and anonymous) that they have seen successful exploitation of the Joomla user password reset vulnerability announced on 12 Aug (with an exploit posted to milw0rm at about the same time).  If you have not yet upgraded to 1.5.6, do so ASAP

 

References:

http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/241-20080801-core-password-remind-functionality.html

http://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#joomla_password_reset_vulnerability

http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-3681

Jim

416 Posts
ISC Handler
Aug 15th 2008

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