Joomla! 2.5.x < 2.5.26 / 3.x < 3.2.6 / 3.3.x < 3.3.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 78088


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Joomla! installation running on the remote web server is 2.5.x prior to 2.5.26, 3.x prior to 3.2.6, or 3.3.x prior to 3.3.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in the restore.php script during the extraction of backup archives or Joomla! update packages. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a command message that extracts a crafted archive, to bypass command execution security restrictions and execute arbitrary code with the same privileges as the web server.

- An unspecified flaw exists due to inadequate checking that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2014-7229)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Joomla! version 2.5.26 / 3.2.6 / 3.3.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78088

File Name: joomla_335.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 10/8/2014

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:joomla:joomla%5c%21

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/29/2014

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Joomla Akeeba Kickstart Unserialize Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7228, CVE-2014-7229

BID: 70199, 70201