VDB-80202 · CVE-2015-8769 · BID 79679

Joomla CMS up to 3.4.6 sql injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Joomla CMS (Content Management System). Affected is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a sql injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-89. The software constructs all or part of an SQL command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended SQL command when it is sent to a downstream component. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 01/12/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at developer.joomla.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-8769 since 01/12/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/03/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1505 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87767 (Joomla! < 3.4.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 3.4.7 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-56135) and Tenable (87767).






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Sql injection
CWE: CWE-89 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1505

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 87767
Nessus Name: Joomla! < 3.4.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802560
OpenVAS Name: Joomla Core SQL Injection Vulnerability Jan16
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: CMS 3.4.7


12/21/2015 🔍
12/21/2015 +0 days 🔍
12/29/2015 +8 days 🔍
01/06/2016 +8 days 🔍
01/12/2016 +6 days 🔍
01/12/2016 +0 days 🔍
01/12/2016 +0 days 🔍
01/13/2016 +1 days 🔍
01/25/2016 +12 days 🔍
07/03/2022 +2351 days 🔍


Vendor: joomla.org

Advisory: developer.joomla.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8769 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034658
Vulnerability Center: 56135 - Joomla! 3.x before 3.4.7 Remote SQL Injection Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 79679 - Joomla! Unspecified SQL Injection Vulnerability


Created: 01/13/2016 09:26 AM
Updated: 07/03/2022 07:50 AM
Changes: 01/13/2016 09:26 AM (53), 04/21/2019 12:03 PM (27), 07/03/2022 07:50 AM (3)
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