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Vulnerability of Joomla K2: read-write access

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can bypass access restrictions of Joomla K2, in order to read or alter data.
Impacted systems: Joomla Extensions ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this alert: 1/4.
Creation date: 30/11/2015.
Références of this alert: VIGILANCE-VUL-18401.

Description of the vulnerability 

The K2 extension can be installed on Joomla.

However, an attacker can bypass access restrictions to data, because the thumbnails directory a the 0777 mode.

A local attacker can therefore bypass access restrictions of Joomla K2, in order to read or alter data.
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This threat note impacts software or systems such as Joomla Extensions ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity note is low.

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

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability note.

Solutions for this threat 

Joomla K2: version 2.6.7.
The version 2.6.7 is fixed:
  http://getk2.org/downloads/?f=K2_v2.6.7.zip
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