Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome Bug Fixes In Joomla 1.5.8

On November 10th just 2 months after the release of Joomla 1.5.7 the Joomla development team (Development Working Group’s) released the new version (1.5.8) of one of the most popular content management systems. The release is composed of bug fixes and 2 moderate-level security resolutions and does not offer any other additions. Its codename of is Wohnaiki. Let’s see more of Joomla 1.5.8.

What’s new?

There are two moderate level security fixes in 1.5.8. Both involve com_… XSS issues.

Com_weblinks XSS Vulnerability: It allows raw HTML to be placed in the title and description tags for weblink submissions.

Com_content XSS Vulnerability: This fix allows entry of dangerous HTML in the default article submission. It however affects only users with Author access or above and in cases if there are no filters set up in com_content configuration.

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