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threat announce 14885

Joomla K2 Content: Cross Site Scripting

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a Cross Site Scripting of Joomla K2 Content, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 11/06/2014.
Références of this alert: VIGILANCE-VUL-14885.
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Description of the vulnerability

The K2 Content extension can be installed on Joomla.

However, it does not filter received data before inserting them in generated HTML documents.

An attacker can therefore trigger a Cross Site Scripting of Joomla K2 Content, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
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This cybersecurity alert impacts software or systems such as Joomla Extensions ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security weakness.

Solutions for this threat

Joomla K2 Content: workaround.
A workaround is to disable Joomla K2 Content.
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