Joomla! Releases Security Update for its CMS

Joomla! has released a critical security update for its Content Management System (CMS) software to address multiple vulnerabilities. Joomla! states that the exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website. Joomla! also urges users and administrators to update their sites with immediate effect.

New Version Released

The new version of Joomla! released as a security update for Joomla! 3.x is version 3.6.5.

Vulnerabilities Addressed

The following vulnerabilities have been addressed of Joomla!

  • High Priority - Core - Elevated Privileges (affecting Joomla! 1.6.0 through 3.6.4)
  • Low Priority - Core - Shell Upload (affecting Joomla! 3.0.0 through 3.6.4)
  • Low Priority - Core - Information Disclosure (affecting Joomla! 3.0.0 through 3.6.4)
  • Security Hardening

Recommended Course of Action

 

More Information

The Joomla! bulletin detailing this security update is available on page https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5693-joomla-3-6-5-released.html

It is recommended that users and administrators read the FAQ regarding the 3.6.5 release on page https://docs.joomla.org/Category:Version_3.6.5_FAQ.

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