Joomla! Security Update

Number: AV17-071
Date: 18 May 2017

Purpose

Joomla! has released a new version that contains security fixes to address vulnerabilities in Joomla!

Assessment

Joomla! has released version 3.7.1 of its web content management system that contains a security fix to address a critical vulnerability.

Versions affected: Joomla! 3.7.0 and earlier

CVE Reference: CVE-2017-8917

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly

References

https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5705-joomla-3-7-1-release.html

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589
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