Intrusion Prevention

Joomla!.Core.Session.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Joomla!
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitizing of user supplied inputs in the application when handling crafted HTTP headers. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted HTTP header.

Affected Products

Joomla! CMS versions 1.5.0 through 3.4.5

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
https://www.joomla.org/download.html

CVE References

CVE-2015-8562