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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-5576

Original release date: 10/09/2013
Last revised: 11/30/2013


administrator/components/com_media/helpers/media.php in the media manager in Joomla! 2.5.x before 2.5.14 and 3.x before 3.1.5 allows remote authenticated users or remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and upload files with dangerous extensions via a filename with a trailing . (dot), as exploited in the wild in August 2013.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#639620
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130824 Re: CVE request: Joomla unauthorised uploads before 2.5.14 / 3.1.5
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 27610
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130824 CVE request: Joomla unauthorised uploads before 2.5.14 / 3.1.5
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commit/fa5645208eefd70f521cd2e4d53d5378622133d8
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=31626
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.joomla.org/security/563-20130801-core-unauthorised-uploads.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.cso.com.au/article/523528/joomla_patches_file_manager_vulnerability_responsible_hijacked_websites/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commit/1ed07e257a2c0794ba19e864f7c5101e7e8c41d2

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