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Email Spam?

Postby theotterslider » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:13 pm

All,

First, I hope this is the right place for this. if not, move it where it needs to go.

I have a fresh joomla 3 install (downloaded and installed it 4 days ago).
I finally have everything working so I was looking though my logs today when I noticed instances that looked like:

208.115.113.83 - - [27/Dec/2012:14:33:28 -0500] "GET /index.php?option=com_mailto&tmpl=component&link=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYXhzb25zLm9yZy9pbmRleC5waHA/b3B0a W9uPWNvbV9jb250ZW50JnZpZXc9YXJ0aWNsZSZpZD0xOTM2Omx5ZGlhcy0xc3QtZGF5LW9mLXllYXItMS ZjYXRpZD01NzpseWRpYS1tYWtlcy0wMDExJkl0ZW1pZD0xMg== HTTP/1.1" 301 468 http://www.domain.com "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Ezooms/1.0; [email protected] )" "-"


I did some searching on the internet and found this was a problem with older versions of joomla. I also found this bug report from 2011: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla ... m_id=24288

My question: Did the bug report fix the problem? Am I just seeing "attempts" at spamming or is it getting through? For now, I've disabled email in the global config. If this is a problem, I'll just block it using htaccess...if it is just attempts then I'm ok with the bogus stuff in the log....

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Re: Email Spam?

Postby pe7er » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:37 pm

[MOD note: moved from Security in Joomla! 3.0 to Joomla 1.5]

Probably, but you'd better check yourself...
What version do you have? The latest in the Joomla 1.5 range: 1.5.26?

What date/version is stated in your /components/com_mailto/helpers/mailto.php ?
Could you compare it with the date/version of the issue in the bug tracker?
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Re: Email Spam?

Postby theotterslider » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:15 pm

This should be moved back to the Joomla 3 forum as I have joomla 3.0.2.

here's what's in the header of /components/com_mailto/helpers/mailto.php:

/**
* @package Joomla.Site
* @subpackage com_mailto
*
* @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2012 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
* @license GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
*/

No date/no version, etc...

The admin interface reports
Mail to Site Component 3.0.0 April 2006 Joomla! Project N/A 1

Unfortunately, I don't know how to see what version is affected by the bug report I linked to (I don't see a number or version...just a closed status).

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Re: Email Spam?

Postby mandville » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:26 pm

this is probably more administration than security.
the normal "send page to a friend" link
try this page for how to block that bot
http://graphicline.co.za/blogs/what-is-ezooms-bot
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Re: Email Spam?

Postby theotterslider » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:35 pm

Thanks mandville....

I couldn't figure out how to tell if the bug report "fixed" the problem (or if it could be fixed). I'll read the link and apply suggestions.

Edit to add:
While I was waiting for a reply, I had come across that link. I had toyed with the idea of just blocking the thing all together, but wanted to give people a chance to reply.

I think I'll just go ahead and renable the email option AFTER I implement a mod-rewrite rule to block the thing

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Re: Email Spam?

Postby PhilD » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:00 pm

This seems to be a possible security issue or a bug and you should officially report it.

Using

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 /index.php?option=com_mailto&tmpl=component&link=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYXhzb25zLm9yZy9pbmRleC5waHA/b3B0a W9uPWNvbV9jb250ZW50JnZpZXc9YXJ0aWNsZSZpZD0xOTM2Omx5ZGlhcy0xc3QtZGF5LW9mLXllYXItMS ZjYXRpZD01NzpseWRpYS1tYWtlcy0wMDExJkl0ZW1pZD0xMg== HTTP/1.1" 301 468 http://www.domain.com
brings up an email form in 1.5, 2.5, 3.0 of Joomla.
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Re: Email Spam?

Postby theotterslider » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:44 pm

PhilD wrote:This seems to be a possible security issue or a bug and you should officially report it.

Stupid question...how?

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Re: Email Spam?

Postby ozneilau » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:37 pm

Bugs should be reported at the official bug tracker: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla ... er_id=8103

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Re: Email Spam?

Postby brian » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:10 pm

It might bring up the form but the form can not do anything
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Re: Email Spam?

Postby irantamir » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:48 pm

excuse me i have this problem
is it solved or its joomla bug?

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Re: Email Spam?

Postby zoikyr » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:25 pm

i have the same problem


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