Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Newest Joomla! release eliminates information disclosure flaws

The Joomla! Project this week released version 3.8 of its open-source content management system, which fixes two information disclosure vulnerabilities.

The first of these bugs, designated CVE-2017-14596, resides in the LDAP authentication plug-in, and affects versions 1.5.0 through 3.7.5. According to a Joomla! Developer Network advisory, the medium-severity flaw consists of inadequate escaping in the plugin, which can result in the disclosure of usernames and passwords.

The second vulnerability, designated CVE-2017-14595, is a low-severity issue that affects CMS versions 3.7.0 through 3.7.5. Another Joomla! advisory describes the problem as a logic bug in a SQL query that "could lead to the disclosure of article intro texts when these articles are in the archived state."

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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