Collector Component for Joomla! File Upload RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 64470


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Collector Component for Joomla! running on the remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the com_collector component due to improper sanitization or verification of uploaded files before placing them in a user-accessible path. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by uploading and then making a direct request to a crafted file, to execute arbitrary PHP script on the remote host, subject to the privileges of the web server user ID.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64470

File Name: joomla_collector_arbitrary_upload_code_exec.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2013/02/05

Updated: 2018/06/13

Dependencies: 21142

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:joomla:joomla\!

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Joomla!, www/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/19

Reference Information

BID: 57464

EDB-ID: 24228