Unrestricted file upload in Simple File Upload for Joomla!

Published: 2011-12-28 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-05-01 19:21:46
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2011-5148
CVSSv3 6.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-434
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Simple File Upload
Vulnerable software versions Simple File Upload 1.3
Simple File Upload 1.1
Simple File Upload 1.0
Vendor URL Anders Wasen

Security Advisory

1) Unrestricted file upload

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to the improper validation of file extensions by the index.php script. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted HTTP request, upload a malicious PHP script and execute arbitrary PHP code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary PHP code execution on the vulnerable system.

Remediation

Update to version 1.3.5.

External links

https://docs.joomla.org/Vulnerable_Extensions_List#Simple_File_Upload_1.3

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