CVE-2016-8870 Detail

Current Description

The register method in the UsersModelRegistration class in controllers/user.php in the Users component in Joomla! before 3.6.4, when registration has been disabled, allows remote attackers to create user accounts by leveraging failure to check the Allow User Registration configuration setting.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.rapid7.com/db/modules/auxiliary/admin/http/joomla_registration_privesc Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93876 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037107
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037108 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/10/details-on-the-privilege-escalation-vulnerability-in-joomla.html
https://developer.joomla.org/security-centre/659-20161001-core-account-creation.html Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commit/bae1d43938c878480cfd73671e4945211538fdcf Patch 
https://medium.com/@showthread/joomla-3-6-4-account-creation-elevated-privileges-write-up-and-exploit-965d8fb46fa2#.rq4qh1v4r Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40637/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8870
NVD Published Date:
11/04/2016
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017
Source:
MITRE