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Vulnerability in Akeeba Backup for Joomla Went Undetected for Years

22
Aug
2014

A recently detected security risk in the Akeeba Backup extension for Joomla content management system (CMS) has been available for years, but it is unlikely that it was leveraged because of the high complexity of the attack.

Researchers at Sucuri discovered that exploiting the vulnerability would allow an attacker access to the backup files created with the Akeeba extension and download them. The risks attached to this include disclosure of database passwords and of the lists of users, comple…

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