Joomla! 2.5.x < 3.9.19 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Web App Scanning Plugin ID 112485


Joomla! 2.5.x < 3.9.19 Multiple Vulnerabilities


According to its self-reported version, the instance of Joomla! running on the remote web server is 2.5.x prior to 3.9.19. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Lack of input validation in the heading tag option of the \"Articles – Newsflash\" and \"Articles - Categories\" modules allow Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2020-13761)

- The default settings of the global textfilter configuration doesn't block HTML inputs for Guest users. (CVE-2020-13763)

- Incorrect input validation of the module tag option in com_modules allow Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2020-13762)

- Two Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in jQuery. (CVE-2020-11022 / CVE-2020-11023)

- Missing token checks in com_postinstall cause CSRF vulnerabilities. (CVE-2020-13760)

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


Update to Joomla! version 3.9.19 or latest.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112485

Type: remote

Published: 6/26/2020

Updated: 3/14/2023

Scan Template: api, basic, full, pci, scan

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-13760


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-13760

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:joomla:joomla\!:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-11022, CVE-2020-11023, CVE-2020-13760, CVE-2020-13761, CVE-2020-13762, CVE-2020-13763

CWE: 281, 352, 79

OWASP: 2010-A2, 2010-A4, 2010-A5, 2013-A3, 2013-A4, 2013-A8, 2013-A9, 2017-A5, 2017-A7, 2017-A9, 2021-A1, 2021-A3, 2021-A6

WASC: Cross-Site Request Forgery, Cross-Site Scripting, Insufficient Authorization

CAPEC: 1, 111, 209, 462, 467, 588, 591, 592, 62, 63, 85

DISA STIG: APSC-DV-000500, APSC-DV-002490, APSC-DV-002500, APSC-DV-002630

HIPAA: 164.306(a)(1), 164.306(a)(2), 164.312(a)(1), 164.312(a)(2)(i)

ISO: 27001-A.12.6.1, 27001-A.13.1.1, 27001-A.14.1.2, 27001-A.14.1.3, 27001-A.14.2.5, 27001-A.18.1.3, 27001-A.6.2.2, 27001-A.9.1.2, 27001-A.9.4.1, 27001-A.9.4.4, 27001-A.9.4.5

NIST: sp800_53-AC-3, sp800_53-CM-6b, sp800_53-SI-10, sp800_53-SI-10(5)

OWASP API: 2019-API7, 2023-API8

OWASP ASVS: 4.0.2-14.2.1, 4.0.2-4.1.4, 4.0.2-4.2.2, 4.0.2-5.3.3

PCI-DSS: 3.2-6.2, 3.2-6.5.7, 3.2-6.5.8, 3.2-6.5.9