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CVE-2008-6222 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in Pro Desk Support Center component for Joomla! affects v. 1.0 and 1.2.


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Single Scan

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Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

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CVE-2008-6222 Scanner Detail

The Pro Desk Support Center component is a tool used within the Joomla! platform to assist with customer service and technical support. It offers various features such as ticket management, knowledge base creation, and live chat support. Businesses that rely on Joomla! to run their websites often deploy this component to ensure that their customers have access to top-notch support services.

However, a severe vulnerability was discovered in this component. Identified as CVE-2008-6222, the flaw enables remote attackers to perform directory traversal attacks through the "include_file" parameter in the "index.php" file. With this vulnerability, attackers can read any file they desire, regardless of its location or permissions.

Exploiting this vulnerability can result in the theft of confidential data, such as financial records, customer data, and trade secrets. Attackers could also use this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to sensitive system files, leading to extensive system compromise or complete takeover of the victim's digital assets.

Thanks to the Pro features of the platform, users can find out about vulnerabilities in their digital assets quickly and easily. The platform alerts users about any detected vulnerabilities on their websites, providing detailed information on how to resolve the issue and prevent any potential attacks. With, users can ensure that their digital assets stay secure and protected at all times.



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