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CVE-2016-8869 Detail

Description

The register method in the UsersModelRegistration class in controllers/user.php in the Users component in Joomla! before 3.6.4 allows remote attackers to gain privileges by leveraging incorrect use of unfiltered data when registering on a site.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/04/2016

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8869
Original release date:
11/04/2016
Last revised:
11/07/2016
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
9.8 Critical
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
3.9
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.rapid7.com/db/modules/auxiliary/admin/http/joomla_registration_privesc Third Party Advisory External Source MISC http://www.rapid7.com/db/modules/auxiliary/admin/http/joomla_registration_privesc
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93883 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 93883
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037108 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source SECTRACK 1037108
https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/10/details-on-the-privilege-escalation-vulnerability-in-joomla.html Exploit; Technical Description; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/10/details-on-the-privilege-escalation-vulnerability-in-joomla.html
https://developer.joomla.org/security-centre/660-20161002-core-elevated-privileges.html Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://developer.joomla.org/security-centre/660-20161002-core-elevated-privileges.html
https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commit/bae1d43938c878480cfd73671e4945211538fdcf Patch External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commit/bae1d43938c878480cfd73671e4945211538fdcf
https://medium.com/@showthread/joomla-3-6-4-account-creation-elevated-privileges-write-up-and-exploit-965d8fb46fa2#.rq4qh1v4r Exploit; Technical Description; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://medium.com/@showthread/joomla-3-6-4-account-creation-elevated-privileges-write-up-and-exploit-965d8fb46fa2#.rq4qh1v4r
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40637/ Exploit; Third Party Advisory External Source EXPLOIT-DB 40637

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