CVE-2018-7482

CVE: CVE-2018-7482
Published: 2018-02-28T07:29Z
Description Language: en
Description: ** DISPUTED ** The K2 component 2.8.0 for Joomla! has Incorrect Access Control with directory traversal, allowing an attacker to download arbitrary files, as demonstrated by a view=media&task=connector&cmd=file&target=l1_../configuration.php&download=1 request. The specific pathname ../configuration.php should be base64 encoded for a valid attack. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue because only files under the media-manager path can be downloaded, and the documentation indicates that sensitive information does not belong there. Nonetheless, 2.8.1 has additional blocking of .php downloads.
References:
https://exploit-db.com/exploits/44188
https://www.joomlaworks.net/forum/forum-updates-other-resources/49046-false-cve-report-on-k2-v2-8-0