Joomla! 1.7.x < 3.8.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Web App Scanning Plugin ID 98460


Joomla! 1.7.x < 3.8.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities


According to its self-reported version number, the detected Joomla! application is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists related to SQL query handling that allows disclosure of article introduction text when such articles are in the archived state. Note that only versions 3.7.0 through 3.7.5 are affected by this flaw. (CVE-2017-14595)

- An input-validation flaw exists in the LDAP authentication plugin that allows disclosure of usernames and passwords. Note that Joomla! must be configured for LDAP authentication to be affected. (CVE-2017-14596)

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 3.8.0 or latest.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 98460

Type: remote

Published: 11/5/2018

Updated: 3/14/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-14596


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-14596

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14595, CVE-2017-14596

BID: 100900, 100898