FreeBSD : joomla -- flaw in the reset token validation (8514b6e7-6f0f-11dd-b3db-001c2514716c)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Joomla project reports :

A flaw in the reset token validation mechanism allows for
non-validating tokens to be forged. This will allow an
unauthenticated, unauthorized user to reset the password of the first
enabled user (lowest id). Typically, this is an administrator user.
Note, that changing the first users username may lessen the impact of
this exploit (since the person who changed the password does not know
the login associated with the new password). However, the only way to
completely rectify the issue is to upgrade to 1.5.6 (or patch the
/components/com_user/models/reset.php file).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34018 (freebsd_pkg_8514b6e76f0f11ddb3db001c2514716c.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3681

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