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CVE-2010-2259 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in BF Survey component for Joomla! affects v. Unknown.


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The BF Survey is a component specifically designed for the Joomla! Content Management System, which enables easy creation and management of surveys and questionnaires directly on the website. Businesses and organizations frequently use this component to seek feedback from their visitors, customers, or users. It is an essential tool for most online marketers and web administrators looking to obtain meaningful insights into their audiences' preferences and behavior.

CVE-2010-2259 is a critical vulnerability discovered in the BF Survey component for Joomla! allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary files remotely. Attackers could navigate through the website's directories and access the component controller by sending malicious requests containing the ".." sequence. This vulnerability enabled hackers to include and execute arbitrary local files during an attack, potentially putting the website, its content, and users at risk of compromise.

Exploiting this vulnerability could compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical information stored on the website. Attackers can upload and execute malicious files on the server, making it vulnerable to more significant attacks like data breaches, privacy violations, and intellectual property theft. This could result in significant damages, both financial and reputational, to the website owner and its customers.

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