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Joomla files automatically updated

Post by brianlucas » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:24 pm

Hi folks,

Does anyone know of any automated processes that could have updated files on my Joomla sites in the last 2 days?

Over the last 2 days, I've had two sets of my Joomla files updated. From the dates, it looks like a script ran (all files changed in the same second). But... I didn't upgrade anything, although I was in and out of the back-end during the second wave. There is nothing in my FTP or web logs, but I went ahead and changed all of my passwords anyway. And ALL of my folders changed, including back-up folders. It looks like something scanned my files and updated the same files in all of the folders. At first, I thought my site was hacked - but then I started looking...

I do have Akeeba backup installed, but nothing ran. Also a little odd that it happened twice over 2 days. I only found it because I got an error trying to log on: 0 - Call to a member function get() on null. I posted a response to someone else's POST about the same thing (there are two related posts in the last few days). I noticed it right around the time the second wave hit.

I also noticed this in the security forum: [20180602] - Core - XSS vulnerability in language switcher module. It could be related, because the residual updates look like they might fix this issue.

Here are the files that were updated:
administrator\components\com_admin\models\forms profile.xml 6/28/18 11:29:30
administrator\components\com_login\models login.php 6/29/18 10:24:21
components\com_users\controllers user.php 6/29/18 10:24:21
components\com_users\models login.php 6/29/18 10:24:21
components\com_users\models\forms frontend.xml 6/29/18 10:24:21
libraries loader.php 6/29/18 10:24:21
libraries\joomla\form\fields plugins.php 6/28/18 11:29:30
libraries\vendor\joomla\input\src Input.php 6/29/18 10:24:21
modules\mod_languages\tmpl default.php 6/28/18 11:29:30
modules\mod_random_image\tmpl default.php 6/28/18 11:29:30

These files changed, but a compare against the backups shows only line-end differences (which makes me think somebody goofed, then corrected it.)
administrator\components\com_login\models\login.php
components\com_users\controllers\user.php
components\com_users\models\login.php
libraries\vendor\joomla\input\src\Input.php
libraries\loader.php


My site is back up, but if anyone can help me figure out the mystery, I'd appreciate it.

Brian
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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by toivo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:47 pm

Joomla updates are not run automatically unless you have a third party extension that would do that, or if your host provides an auto update service.

Have you compared the contents of those files to the versions in the 3.8.10 release?

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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by sozzled » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:50 pm

Always puzzling, isn't it, when things go bump in the night and there's no earthly rational, scientific explanation for the cause.

Joomla (of and by itself) doesn't do anything automatically without something (or someone) triggering the event. Even email notifications that there's a Joomla CMS update available (or an update for an installed extension) doesn't happen magically without some kind of trigger.

This leaves us with a few possibilities:

1) The website wasn't updated at all; some files were changed but those changes were the result of a rogue process outside the control of the website owner.

2) The webhosting provider may have changed the software underpinning the website.

3) "Someone" logged in to the backend and initiated the Joomla! Update process (or updated some extension(s)).

4) No-one logged in to the website but they had FTP or other access to the file system and made some changes.

5) "Someone" has access via a remote update service (e.g. Watchful.li) to initiate a J! (or extension) update.

In any case, not knowing (a) what J! version you were using before the problems started, (b) what J! version you are now using, and (c) a complete list of all the extensions that you've installed (the FPA report is always a good place to start), I'm just guessing.
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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by brianlucas » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:21 pm

Thank you for helping! I've narrowed it down to (1) or (2) - something outside my control but inside the hosting environment ran. There are no FTP or HTTP log traces of any activity at these times. But just in case someone can spot something obvious, here is my FPA output (part 1 of 2):
Forum Post Assistant (v1.4.3 (Frosty)) : 29th June 2018 wrote:
Basic Environment :: wrote:Joomla! Instance :: Joomla! 3.6.5-Stable (Noether) 1-December-2016
Joomla! Platform :: Joomla Platform 13.1.0-Stable (Curiosity) 24-Apr-2013
Joomla! Configured :: Yes | Writable (640) | Owner: --protected-- . (uid: 1/gid: 1) | Group: --protected-- (gid: 1) | Valid For: 3.6
Configuration Options :: Offline: 1 | SEF: 1 | SEF Suffix: 0 | SEF ReWrite: 1 | .htaccess/web.config: Yes | GZip: 0 | Cache: 0 | CacheTime: 15 | CacheHandler: file | CachePlatformPrefix: 0 | FTP Layer: 0 | Proxy: 0 | LiveSite: | Session lifetime: 30 | Session handler: database | Shared sessions: N/A | SSL: 0 | Error Reporting: none | Site Debug: 0 | Language Debug: 0 | Default Access: 21 | Unicode Slugs: 0 | dbConnection Type: mysqli | PHP Supports J! 3.6.5: Yes | Database Credentials Present: Yes |

Host Configuration :: OS: Linux | OS Version: 3.10.0-714.10.2.lve1.5.17.1.el7.x86_64 | Technology: x86_64 | Web Server: Apache | Encoding: gzip, deflate, br | Doc Root: --protected-- | System TMP Writable: Yes | Free Disk Space : 491.12 GiB |

PHP Configuration :: Version: 7.0.29 | PHP API: cgi-fcgi | Session Path Writable: Yes | Display Errors: 1 | Error Reporting: 22519 | Log Errors To: /dev/null | Last Known Error: 21st June 2018 06:24:18. | Register Globals: | Magic Quotes: | Safe Mode: | Open Base: | Uploads: 1 | Max. Upload Size: 128M | Max. POST Size: 128M | Max. Input Time: 60 | Max. Execution Time: 30 | Memory Limit: 512M

Database Configuration :: Version: 5.5.5-10.2.14-MariaDB-log (Client:mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: b5c5906d452ec590732a93b051f3827e02749b83 $) | Host: --protected-- (--protected--) | Localhost: Yes | Collation: latin1_swedish_ci (Character Set: latin1) | Database Size: 25.00 MiB | #of Tables: 189
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Potential Missing Extensions ::

Switch User Environment (Experimental) :: PHP CGI: Yes | Server SU: Yes | PHP SU: Yes | Custom SU (LiteSpeed/Cloud/Grid): Yes
Potential Ownership Issues: No
Folder Permissions :: wrote:Core Folders :: images/ (755) | components/ (755) | modules/ (755) | plugins/ (755) | language/ (755) | templates/ (755) | cache/ (755) | logs/ (755) | tmp/ (755) | administrator/components/ (755) | administrator/modules/ (755) | administrator/language/ (755) | administrator/templates/ (755) | administrator/logs/ (---) |

Elevated Permissions (First 10) ::
Database Information :: wrote:Database statistics :: Uptime: 751666 | Threads: 387 | Questions: 1868964873 | Slow queries: 78156 | Opens: 21604902 | Flush tables: 1 | Open tables: 16384 | Queries per second avg: 2486.429 |
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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by brianlucas » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:25 pm

FPA Output, part 2 of 2:
Forum Post Assistant (v1.4.3 (Frosty)) : 29th June 2018 wrote:
Basic Environment :: wrote:

Plugins :: SITE ::
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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by toivo » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:51 am

The obvious, most likely reason is that Joomla 3.6.5 was replaced by Joomla 3.7.0 in April 2017 and it has therefore been out of support for 14 months. Several critical security updates have been published during that time.

Is there a reason, perhaps an incompatible third party extension or template, to justify using an out-of-date and vulnerable version?
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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by brianlucas » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:46 pm

toivo wrote:
The obvious, most likely reason is that Joomla 3.6.5 was replaced by Joomla 3.7.0 in April 2017 and it has therefore been out of support for 14 months.
I don't understand how that helps me at all. I actually find it neither obvious nor likely. After another day of research, I find no FTP/SSH/HTTP access in the logs that could explain the modified files. No CRON jobs, no records in the provider's patch logs - no trace of outside activity at all. My hosting provider even checked the bash scripts. I've pretty much concluded that this attack came from inside the hosting provider somehow, because it spanned multiple folders that are not accessible from the outside. Can anyone explain how a Joomla vulnerability can be used without HTTP, FTP or SSH, and affect other folders other than the one Joomla is running in? That would give me some clues where to look next. The only access within a few days back was a POST to the index page - but I have no way of knowing what was posted, and how that could have injected code. AND, on wave two, the files were actually replaced with what looks like a more recent patched 3.6.5 version than the one I am running - which sounds to me like someone covering their tracks (since the first attempt disabled logins with a coding error).

If anyone has any useful, specific advice about what other attack vectors may have been used, please continue to post. Not to be too direct, but posts with "the latest Joomla version would have prevented it" are neither useful nor specific for helping to find the actual cause of the attack. Rather than assuming that the latest version of Joomla would fix it, I'm the kind of person that likes to know things like that for sure - and not have a false sense of security.

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I'm not the only one affected, and I saw at least one system impacted after a 3.8.10 upgrade. That leads me to believe that it is either outside of Joomla - or the vulnerability is still in the most recent Joomla version.
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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by mbabker » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:26 pm

Can anyone explain how a Joomla vulnerability can be used without HTTP, FTP or SSH, and affect other folders other than the one Joomla is running in?
Clearly something is modifying files. Someone or something is doing it. Your log files aren't giving that answer. Nothing we can say or do is going to magically give it either. The fact of the matter is Joomla on its own does not arbitrarily modify files, every file modification the application can make is the direct result of an explicit user action (extension install/update, core update, modify global configuration, modify template files). The files in your lists would only be updated in a core update (even the two files in `tmpl` folders, using the template manager interface it would create an override placed in your templates directory so you wouldn't actually directly modify the original template files). As for modifying files outside the Joomla installation, Joomla isn't sandboxed and restricted to only working with known files and folders. This level of sandboxing needs additional PHP configuration you'd have to apply at the server level. If you can manage to trigger a PHP script in any way, it's going to have whatever permission the user account has (which is why things such as proper permission levels and user ownership are important, files with 777 permissions can be modified by any account on the server so if another account is compromised they'd potentially be able to mess with your stuff).
I'm not the only one affected, and I saw at least one system impacted after a 3.8.10 upgrade. That leads me to believe that it is either outside of Joomla - or the vulnerability is still in the most recent Joomla version.
There is no vulnerability with any capability like this in Joomla core. If you have evidence of one existing that can be consistently reproduced (as in we would need a very detailed list of steps to take), the security team should be contacted with that information to be investigated.
So long and thanks for all the fish.

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Re: Joomla files automatically updated

Post by mandville » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:32 pm

what tivo is trying to say is
your joomla is out of date and listed as vulnerable (hence why there have been updates)
your extensions - hikashop, acymailing, stripe, hikashop, eshop (why have so many different stores?) etc etc etc to the Nth power reoccouring are out of date and may be exploitable causing your current situation.
did your host check for jailshell?
is it something like fantastio or that other nightmare autoinstaller script?

Where exactly is this post you mention which has the same symptoms of your site?
looking for the point of attack is almost pointless in the current situation. if it had been an up to date version of joomla with up to date extensions you could have a case for crying foul. in the current situation all we can really do is sympathise, point out your weaknesses (there are many) like not logging into the back end of joomla and updating/securing and suggest clean ups.
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