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CVE-2010-1957 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in Love Factory component for Joomla! affects v. 1.3.4.


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The Love Factory is a popular component for the Joomla! content management system that helps users create online dating websites. The software provides various features such as customizable profiles, communication tools, and compatibility matching algorithms, making it a go-to option for many web developers looking to build a dating site.

However, the Love Factory component 1.3.4 for Joomla! suffered from a severe vulnerability known as CVE-2010-1957. The flaw arises due to a directory traversal issue that allows hackers to read arbitrary files via a ".." (dot dot) in the controller parameter to index.php. This vulnerability impacts the security of the software, leaving the dating websites more vulnerable to exploitation. 

If an attacker successfully exploits this vulnerability, they can gain access to sensitive information that can be used for various malicious activities, including identity theft, financial fraud, and exposure of personal data. Sensitive data can be accessed, including users' private messages, images, and other identifiable pieces of personal information. This can result in significant reputational damage to the website owner, as well as severe legal consequences.

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