googleSearch Component 3.0.2 on Joomla index.php q cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in googleSearch Component 3.0.2 on Joomla (Joomla Component). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the file index.php. The manipulation of the argument q with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the googleSearch (CSE) (com_googlesearch_cse) component 3.0.2 for Joomla! allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the q parameter to index.php.

The weakness was released 09/11/2015 as File 133375/Joo (Packetstorm). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-6919 since 09/11/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Vulnerability Center (SBV-54248).




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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Advisory: File 133375/Joo
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6919 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 54248 - GoogleSearch (CSE) component 3.0.2 for Joomla! Remote XSS via the q Parameter to index.php, Medium


Created: 09/14/2015 10:21 AM
Updated: 06/22/2019 04:51 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_assigned
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