• Project: Joomla!
  • SubProject: Site client
  • Severity: Moderate
  • Versions: 1.5.11 and all previous 1.5 releases
  • Exploit type: XSS
  • Reported Date: 2009-June-30
  • Fixed Date: 2009-June-30


An attacker can inject JavaScript or DHTML code that will be executed in the context of targeted user browser, allowing the attacker to steal cookies. HTTP_REFERER variable is not properly parsed.

Affected Installs

All 1.5.x installs prior to and including 1.5.11 are affected.


Upgrade to latest Joomla! version (1.5.12 or newer).

Reported by Juan Galiana Lara (Internet Security Auditors)