Intrusion Prevention

Joomla!.ACL.Security.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Joomla.
The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation while handling ACL rulesets. Successful exploitation can lead can cause write ACL violations.

Affected Products

Joomla! 1.7.0 through 3.9.22

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://developer.joomla.org/security-centre/834-20201107-core-write-acl-violation-in-multiple-core-views.html

CVE References

CVE-2020-35616