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CVE-2010-1981 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in Fabrik component of Joomla affects v. 2.0.


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Single Scan

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Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

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The Fabrik component of Joomla! software is a powerful open-source application development extension. It is used by web developers to create custom web applications without requiring extensive coding experience. The component provides a flexible database structure to store data entries, allowing users to create dynamic, interactive web pages. It is a popular tool in the web development industry and is frequently used to create websites, event registration portals, and online surveys.

The CVE-2010-1981 vulnerability is a critical security flaw found in the Fabrik component of Joomla! The flaw can be exploited by remote attackers to read arbitrary files on a website. The vulnerability is caused by a directory traversal flaw and can be triggered by inserting a ".." (dot dot) in the controller parameter to index.php. This allows unauthorized users to access sensitive files containing critical information, such as user credentials, payment details, or other sensitive data.

When exploited, this vulnerability can lead to devastating consequences for website owners and users. Attackers can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, resulting in data theft, identity theft, and other forms of cyber-attacks. This can result in financial loss, damage to business reputation, and legal liabilities.

By subscribing to the pro features of the platform, website owners can quickly and easily learn about vulnerabilities in their digital assets. The platform provides a comprehensive database of known vulnerabilities, and the pro features also provide personalized alerts and recommendations for remediation. This can help website owners stay informed and take proactive measures to secure their web applications from potential cyber-attacks.



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