CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2008-4104

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Published: Sep 18, 2008 | Modified: Aug 08, 2017
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
5.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Multiple open redirect vulnerabilities in Joomla! 1.5 before 1.5.7 allow remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a passed in URL.

Weakness

The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Joomla Joomla 1.5 1.5
Joomla Joomla 1.5.1 1.5.1
Joomla Joomla 1.5.2 1.5.2
Joomla Joomla 1.5.3 1.5.3
Joomla Joomla 1.5.4 1.5.4
Joomla Joomla 1.5.5 1.5.5
Joomla Joomla 1.5.6 1.5.6

Potential Mitigations

  • Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights to entities in a software system.
  • Denying access to a file can prevent an attacker from replacing that file with a link to a sensitive file. Ensure good compartmentalization in the system to provide protected areas that can be trusted.

References