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CVE-2010-0972 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in GCalendar component for Joomla! affects v. 2.1.5.


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Estimated Time

10 sec

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The GCalendar component for Joomla! is an extension designed to facilitate the management of calendar events and appointments. It enables Joomla! website owners to display events and schedules on their sites in a user-friendly manner, with customizable templates and event categories. Additionally, it allows website visitors to register for events and receive email notifications.

One major vulnerability detected in the GCalendar component is the CVE-2010-0972 vulnerability. This flaw allows attackers to exploit a directory traversal vulnerability in the component and include and execute arbitrary local files. Specifically, the vulnerability is triggered when an attacker provides a ".." (dot dot) character in the controller parameter to index.php. This could result in sensitive files on the server being accessed or manipulated.

The exploitation of the CVE-2010-0972 vulnerability in the GCalendar component can lead to a range of negative consequences. The flaw can be used by attackers to gain unauthorized access to files on the server, modify site content, or even take control of the entire server. This could result in the exposure of confidential information, as well as the loss of reputation and financial loss for affected businesses or organizations.

Owners of digital assets should be aware that vulnerabilities in their systems could lead to significant damage and risks and take action to ensure protection against these vulnerabilities. With professional features in the platform, users can effortlessly and quickly learn about security vulnerabilities and take measures to prevent them. Protecting digital assets, data, and reputations should be a top priority for all businesses.



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