XML Quadratic Blowup Attack?

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XML Quadratic Blowup Attack?

Post by Codeless » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:54 pm

Hey Joomlers,

A new hack is going around that affects Wordpress and Drupal websites. Wondering if this will affect Joomla sites as well? Whether 1.5, 2.5 or 3.x? Check out the article for info on it:

http://mashable.com/2014/08/06/wordpres ... -main-link

Cheers!

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Re: XML Quadratic Blowup Attack?

Post by Bernard T » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:36 am

AFAIK Joomla doesn't have XML-RPC lib implemented since 1.5.x, I am not sure if 1.5 versions are vulnerable but they are EOL after all. Maybe I'll take a peek if I get the time...

But 3rd-pty extensions that use XML parsers should take closer look on their code and test it's vulnerability.
Both Wordpress and Drupal use the same "Incutio XML-RPC Library" so they made the almost same fix, even worked together to fix it.
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